- Feb 16 2023
- 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
- Moderate Hike
HORSESHOE/PUSHAWALLA PALMS LOOP – FULL, BUT GET ON WAITING LIST
Our trail climbs to a sandy plateau, passes by Horseshoe Palms along the San Andreas fault, and then descends to the beautiful Pushawalla Palms oasis with its running surface water. The final leg of our hike goes up a steep hill to the ridge of an uplifted earthquake fault which offers stunning views of the western Coachella Valley. During the hike, we’ll discuss a wrecked truck, some white sand that looks like snow, and where the stream water comes from. Afterwards, you might wish to have a picnic lunch at the Thousand Palms oasis which is across the highway from our trailhead.
Anyone who is in good physical condition and can walk at a moderate pace for 3 hours should be able to handle this hike without difficulty. Meet at the Pushawalla Palms Trailhead in the small parking area by the map kiosk on Thousand Palms Canyon Drive, about one-quarter mile before the Coachella Preserve parking lot (which is closed). The kiosk location is clearly shown on the map below if you zoom in several times.
To register, email Ron and include a phone number.
HIKE LEADER: Ron Knight
HIKE LOCATOR: Coachella Valley Preserve
HIKE DIFFICULTY: Moderate: 6 miles; 800 feet (No pets allowed in the preserve)
Note: You must be a current CVHC member to hike with the club! Join Now!