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. 
CAREFULLY REVIEW THE TEN ESSENTIALS    |   Thank you and Happy Hiking.  ►

  • 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.



4/15/2019  Monday
MISSION CREEK PCT LOOP: WHITEWATER PRESERVE: PALM SPRINGS

Moderate  |   10 miles. 1360 ft gain and loss.
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

After passing through the gate at the Mission Creek Preserve west of Desert Hot Springs, we will hike from the Stonehouse to the San Gorgonio overlook, then down into Whitewater canyon, south in the wash to the PCT, and back on the PCT north to the Stonehouse.  


4/17/2019  Wednesday
RAMONA TRAIL, THOMAS MTN: GARNER VALLEY

 Newly Added Hike
Strenuous  |   10 miles, Elevation gain 2,000 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

Ramona Trail to picnic tables, out and back.

Moderate pace


4/22/2019  Monday
SPITLER PEAK VIA APPLE CANYON RD: GARNER VALLEY

Strenuous  |   11.3 miles. Elevation gain 2600 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

Turn on Apple Canyon Rd off highway 74.  Parking lot on the right before the Zen center, about 2.5 miles in.

Moderate pace