PS - Hike -Skyline Trail to First Rescue Box

  • Mon, November 25, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Skyline Trail,Palm Springs
  • 2


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Skyline Trail to the 1st Rescue Box 

Duration: Around 4 hours depending on pace/# of breaks
Difficulty: STRENUOUS! (NOT for beginners) -- Some minor scrambling

Total Elevation: About 2000ft in 2.4 miles (15 degree grade!) 
Distance: 4.7 miles round trip
Location/Meeting: My home -- directions will be issued after signup
Hike Leader: David Stewart
This is your opportunity to be a part of the Palm Springs Mounted Police Search and Rescue mission. Therefore, you will be asked to take up 1-2 small (1 pint) bottles of water. 

Also, these are the unique features of this hike: Fabulous views such as Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City and beyond as part of the expanse of Coachella Valley. Along the way we'll see unusual rock formations and a variety of desert vegetation. Spotting Big Horn sheep is slightly possible!

Rest / breaks will take place when needed. 

After we all unload the water bottles from our packs to Rescue Box #1, there will be a nice, long break/rest stop around/near the box.  Nice views in that area, too. 

The trail to Rescue Box #1 is part of the infamous Skyline Trail which continues past Rescue Box #1, up to Rescue Box #2 (5200 ft) and then finally, to the top of the Tram. To read about the Skyline Trail -  
To read about the important rescue boxes which were installed in 2010, go to  OR go to

IMPORTANT: Please wear appropriate hiking boots.  Bring plenty of water (2 liters or more recommended), snacks, a hat (or sunscreen), a jacket/layer (it may be cool), and a wonderful attitude. Thanks. Also, pets are not allowed.

NOTE: Inclement weather WILL cancel the hike.

Please email David at for inquiries. 

Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike.

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