PS - Hike: Hayfield Canyon

  • Tue, February 25, 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Joshua Tree Park


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This is a joint hike with Coachella Valley Hiking Club with author and hike leader Phillip Ferranti, who wrote "140 Great Hikes in and near Palm Springs".
  • 5 Miles, 500’ +/- elevation 
  • Rated moderate
  • Route: Canyon wash and ridge. No trail.
  • There is some boulder scrambling at the narrow end of the canyon requiring use of both hands and feet to negotiate over and around large boulders.
  • Meet 8:00 am 
  • Location: To be disclosed with confirmation.
  • Approx. 60 miles drive to trailhead

This remote canyon in the South Eagle Mountains, is one of Joshua Tree National Park’s least visited and very interesting canyons along the southern mountain border of the park. High clearance vehicle required to reach trailhead on dirt/sand road approx 6 miles. This canyon not only offers outstanding geological features but also includes significant historical and cultural features. Our visit will follow the “leave no trace” principals and respect and protect the integrity of the resources. Please do not  post online any  photos with geotags to help protect the natural and historical features present. 

Getting thereHigh clearance vehicle to travel 6 miles on unimproved dirt/sand road. Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by driver. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share. Arrive at the meeting location a few minutes early for briefing and carpooling. 

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

Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.

Hike Leader: Scott Connelly  Email click here

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

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