• Thu, December 12, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Joshua Tree Park
  • 5


Registration is closed

Hike to discover fantastic views, artifacts of a failed resort, prehistoric Indian trails, 5 million-year-old evidence from when the Pacific covered the area, and a “dome oasis.” This is where the two branches of the San Andreas fault split.

  • Trail Length: ~3 miles 
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 300’
  • Trail Type: Out and Back
  • Terrain: rocky, sandy areas, steep narrow climb  to the top, loose rocks.
  • Difficulty Rating: Moderate- with some steep climbs and descents
  • 9:00 AM Meeting Place: Palm Springs PetsMart Ramon/Crossley   Map Here

A seldom visited area that is part of the Ca State Parks. 

Access to the trailhead requires a  vehicle  with high clearance. Rocky uneven dirt/sand road.  Nothing difficult, just rough dirt road in spots.

Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), lunch/ trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended.Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE).Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required.

Registration for this event is limited to Great Outdoors (GO) members only. If you're not a member, click here to join first.  Non members may sign up for this hike 3 days before if space is available.

Contact Hike Leader:  Scott Connelly  Email

Carpooling is recommended  and may be available if offered by a driver with a high clearance vehicle. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share. Arrive a few minutes early for briefing and carpooling. Departure is at 9 AM. 

Photos click here

Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels

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

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