Organizer

Andrew Walls
Andrew Walls
Phone
530-264-6290
Email
[email protected]

Andrew is a full time resident of Palm Desert who actually hikes during the summer! Andrew is an avid hiker and backpacker who can be found strolling on and off trails throughout the Coachella Valley, Joshua Tree NP and Grand Canyon NP. In addition to his participation in CVHC activities, Andrew is a Certified California Naturalist and a hike leader with Friends of the Desert Mountains. Prior to moving to the CV in 2017, Andrew was a team leader with the Nevada County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team in Northern California.

Category

HIKE GROUP SAFETY

Date

Feb 17 2024
Expired!

Time

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Labels

Easy Hike,
Pace of Hike: Medium

Randall Henderson Trail

This gentle hike is one of the most popular trails in the Coachella Valley. The Randall Henderson trail is an easy 2.5 mile loop rising 430 feet to a great view to the northwest. The trail is well marked and passes through washes, over ridges and along an old roadbed. Although there are a few moderately steep sections, there are no boulders to hop or dry waterfalls to surmount. The Visitors Center for the Santa Rosa San Jacinto Mountains National Monument is right next to the parking lot and is worth a visit after the hike (buy a T-shirt!).

This is an easy trail with a good trail surface with a few rocks here and there. We will meet in the parking area where the trail begins. The parking area is on the east side of Hwy 74 south of Palm Desert. See a roadmap here: https://maps.app.goo.gl/nhnyL4AyXRFzPgEJ8

The walk will take 1.5 to 2 hours and we will have plenty of time to discuss the wide variety of desert plants, animals and geological formations which we will encounter along the trail.

Traill map available here: https://caltopo.com/m/777TG

Please email Andrew to sign up for this hike and include your phone number.

HIKE LEADER: Andrew Walls

HIKE LOCATOR: Palm Desert

HIKE DIFFICULTY: Easy

HIKE DATE/TIME: Saturday, February 17, 2024  09:00-11:00

Note: You must be a current CVHC member to hike with the club!   Join Now!

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