hike schedule

How to register for a hike:

  1. Call or email the hike leader to sign up for a hike.  If the leader is confident that you are able to do the hike, the leader will give you the hike meetup location and other instructions.
  2. If you have not hiked with the leader before, please call rather than email the leader.
  3. Phone leaders no earlier than 9 am and no later than 6 pm.
  4. To cancel after signing up, call or email the leader at least the day before the hike.
  5. Note that some hikes have a maximum participant limit and that there are varying time deadlines for signing up. 
  6. If you are a passenger carpooling to a trailhead, please pay the driver 10 cents per mile to cover gas, etc.
  7. HIKING BOOTS WITH GOOD TREAD AND ADEQUATE DRINKING WATER ARE REQUIRED. 
    Hats and sunscreen are strongly recommended. 
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  • Moderate hikes = (0 - 500 feet, 4-7 miles)
  • Strenuous hikes = (500 – 1,800 feet, 6 – 10 miles)
  • Extremely Difficult: = More than 1800 ft. of elevation gain and more than 10 miles in length.

    The above are general guidelines.  A hike leader may deviate when, for example, a hike has difficult footing or involves climbing boulders.



10/16/2018  Tuesday
CLUB TRAIL WORK DAY (WITHIN 1 HOUR OF COACHELLA VALLEY); ALL LEVELS.

Hike Leader(s): Nancy Bone  |  (952) 736-0886  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 7:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit

CVHC organizes club members to volunteer at places we often hike, to help maintain and improve trails we use. 

Work at Carrizo Canyon in Palm Desert. Call Gordon for sign up and details 760-219-7525


10/17/2018  Wednesday
CLUB TRAIL WORK DAY (WITHIN 1 HOUR OF COACHELLA VALLEY); ALL LEVELS.

 Newly Added Hike
Hike Leader(s): Nancy Bone  |  (952) 736-0886  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 7:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit

CVHC organizes club members to volunteer at places we often hike, to help maintain and improve trails we use. 

Coachella Preserve repairing storm damage. Call Gordon for details and sign up at 760-219-7525


10/20/2018  Saturday
CLUB TRAIL WORK DAY (WITHIN 1 HOUR OF COACHELLA VALLEY); ALL LEVELS.

 Newly Added Hike
Hike Leader(s): Nancy Bone  |  (952) 736-0886  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 7:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit

CVHC organizes club members to volunteer at places we often hike, to help maintain and improve trails we use. 

Coachella Preserve repairing storm damage. Call Gordon for details and sign up at 760-219-7525


10/23/2018  Tuesday
CLUB TRAIL WORK DAY (WITHIN 1 HOUR OF COACHELLA VALLEY); ALL LEVELS.

Hike Leader(s): Nancy Bone  |  (952) 736-0886  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 7:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit

CVHC organizes club members to volunteer at places we often hike, to help maintain and improve trails we use. 

Work on the North Lykken Trail. Call Gordon to sign up and for details. 760-219-7525


10/24/2018  Wednesday
MURRAY PEAK FROM VONS: PALM SPRINGS

Strenuous  |   6,25 miles. Elevation gain 1900 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Joellen Leifer  |  (913) 302-3860  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  -SELECT MAX NUM HIKERS-

Hike from the Von's Parking lot to Murray Peak. Great views of the valley and mountains.


10/26/2018  Friday
TRAM HIKE FROM WILLOW CREEK TOWARD SADDLE JUNCTION THEN BACK

Moderate  |   1300 ft gain over 8 miles
Hike Leader(s): Neil Rosenthal  |  301 455 7362  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 9:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  -SELECT MAX NUM HIKERS-
tram fee, moderate pace.


10/27/2018  Saturday
LADDER/PAINTED CANYON: MECCA

 Newly Added Hike
Moderate  |   5 miles. Elevation gain 600 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Mary Settle  |  (801) 560-0965  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 7:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10

A must see venture through narrow canyons accessed by ladders.

Co leader Bill Stewart. Steep climbs, loose roock, narrow canyons, narrow ridges, requires upper body strength.


10/30/2018  Tuesday
CLUB TRAIL WORK DAY (WITHIN 1 HOUR OF COACHELLA VALLEY); ALL LEVELS.

Hike Leader(s): Nancy Bone  |  (952) 736-0886  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 7:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit

CVHC organizes club members to volunteer at places we often hike, to help maintain and improve trails we use. 

Work at Desert Lake Shore Property in Thermal. Carpooling and convoying together. Call Gordon for signup and details 760-219-7525


10/31/2018  Wednesday
SAN BERNADINO PEAK: SAN BERNADINO

Extremely Difficult!  |   16 miles, Gain 4,702
Hike Leader(s): Joellen Leifer  |  (913) 302-3860  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 7:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  -SELECT MAX NUM HIKERS-

Turnaround at Columbine Spring, or Limber Pine Bench (5.8mi) is also a possibility. The trail climbs steeply up a series of switchbacks over sharp rocky ridges with gorgeous views to San Gorgonio, Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear. 


11/3/2018  Saturday
EAGLE CANYON LOOP: PALM SPRINGS

Moderate  |   3 miles. Elevation gain 800 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Mike Ovesen  |  (760) 774-7237  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit

Hike to hidden palm oasis.

hiking poles/boots due to rock scrambling over dry waterfalls


11/5/2018  Monday
MISSION CREEK TO PCT NORTH: WHITEWATER PRESERVE

 Newly Added Hike
Moderate  |   10 miles. Elevation gain 1300 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Mary Settle  |  (801) 560-0965  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10

Hike a section of Pacific Crest Trail from Mission Creek Preserve to ridge top expansive views and Whitewater overlook.  Fabulous views of valley and San Gorgonio Peak.  

loop hike, moderate pace


11/7/2018  Wednesday
ART SMITH TO PICNIC TABLES: PALM DESERT

Strenuous  |   16 miles. Elevation gain 2500 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Joellen Leifer  |  (913) 302-3860  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  -SELECT MAX NUM HIKERS-

Beautiful hike passing three plam tree oasis.  Lots of water needed.


11/14/2018  Wednesday
BLACK MOUNTAIN: IDYLLWILD

Strenuous  |   8 miles. Elevation gain 2600 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Joellen Leifer  |  (913) 302-3860  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  -SELECT MAX NUM HIKERS-

The trail begins just off Hwy. 243, a mere 45 minute drive from Palm Springs.  It offers a cool climb without having to drive all the way to Idyllwild.  The trail winds steeply through manzanita and pine, eventually reaching the Black Mountain Lookout tower.     


11/14/2018  Wednesday
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL NORTH TOWARD LIVE OAK SPRING: GARNER VALLEY

Strenuous  |   10 miles. Elevation gain 1000 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Nancy Bone  |  (952) 736-0886  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

Hike a piece of the PCT

Call if you have not hiked with this leader before. Fast Paced,


11/16/2018  Friday
PIPES CANYON LOOP: YUCCA

 Newly Added Hike
Moderate  |   7 Miles, Elevation gain 900 feet
Hike Leader(s): Nancy Pringle  |  (360) 561-1165  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

Loop hike through the Pioneer Town Pipes Canyon Preserve west of Yucca Valley.  Hiking counter clockwise we'll pass by petroglyphs and ruins of the stone Olsen cabin.

Moderate pace. Call if you have not hiked with this leader before.


11/17/2018  Saturday
GOAT TRAILS TO ARABY/BERNS JUNCTION: PALM SPRINGS

Moderate  |   4 miles. Elevation gain 1,000 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Mike Ovesen  |  (760) 774-7237  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit

Some off-trail hiking


11/17/2018  Saturday
RATTLESNAKE CANYON : JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

 Newly Added Hike
Extremely Difficult!  |   Bouldering, not a hike. Rock scrambling. About 5-6 miles, 1000 feet elevation.
Hike Leader(s): Mary Settle  |  (801) 560-0965  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 7:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10

This is about an hour drive from Palm Springs.  It takes 2 hrs to get to the top, lunch, then 2 hours down.  This is not for anyone afraid of heights, narow ledges or steep drops; requires sense of balance, upper body strength to pull yourself up boulders.  Long pants, approach shoes and gloves recommended.

co leader Bill Stewart.


12/1/2018  Saturday
RAINBOW ROCK CANYON: WHITEWATER PRESERVE

Moderate  |   7 miles. Elevation gain 1000 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Mike Ovesen  |  (760) 774-7237  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit

Follow the PCT north from Whitewater ranger station to a side canyon. Trail leads past colorful rocks to a beautiful waterfall - possible stream crossings.

hiking poles/boots


12/2/2018  Sunday
HIKE4HOPE 2018 INDIAN CANYONS, PALM SPRINGS

Moderate  |   Hike Leader(s): Terry Karsen  |  (760) 423-3262  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: Time not selected   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit

 

Come one come all to the 2018  HIKE4HOPE  day in the Indian Canyons, Palm Springs

Choose from a variety of hikes

Suppport The City of Hope Women's Cancer Research

Check web site at www.hike4hope.com for information concerning the available hikes and registration.

SAVE THE DATE HIKE4HOPE DECEMBER 2, 2018


12/5/2018  Wednesday
MURRAY PEAK FROM GARSTIN TRAIL: PALM SPRINGS

 Newly Added Hike
Strenuous  |   8 miles. Elevation gain 2200 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Bill and Barb Brown  |  503-544-9382  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10


12/6/2018  Thursday
MURRAY CANYON/ COFFMAN LOOP INDIAN CANYONS

 Newly Added Hike
Moderate  |   5 miles. Elevation gain 800 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Nancy Pringle  |  (360) 561-1165  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

Walk through old growth palms along a babbling brook, back by Coffman trail with views to oasis.
Moderate pace. Call if you have not hiked with this leader before.


12/12/2018  Wednesday
MURRAY PEAK FROM VONS: PALM SPRINGS

Strenuous  |   6,25 miles. Elevation gain 1900 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Nancy Bone  |  (952) 736-0886  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

Hike from the Von's Parking lot to Murray Peak. Great views of the valley and mountains.

Call if you have not hiked with this leader before. Fast Paced,


12/13/2018  Thursday
SKYLINE - RESCUE 1 - ONE FOURTH OF THE WAY TO THE TRAM: PALM SPRINGS

 Newly Added Hike
Strenuous  |   5 miles. Elevation gain 2000 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Bill and Barb Brown  |  503-544-9382  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 7:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10

This is the first segment of the challenging hike to the Tram but requires making the steep return descent as well.  Only for those with sturdy knees.


12/15/2018  Saturday
EAGLE CANYON LOOP: PALM SPRINGS

Moderate  |   3 miles. Elevation gain 800 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Mike Ovesen  |  (760) 774-7237  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit

Hike to hidden palm oasis.

hiking poles/boots good due to rock scrambling over dry waterfalls


12/19/2018  Wednesday
SKYLINE TRAIL HALFWAY UP: PALM SPRINGS

 Newly Added Hike
Extremely Difficult!  |   10 miles. Elevation gain and loss 4000 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Bill and Barb Brown  |  503-544-9382  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 7:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10