_ Cancelled _ Join us for a leisurely-paced bike and hike event in the scenic Indian Canyons of South Palm Springs. We’ll repeat some of our route from last November’s outing, this time expanding our off-trail route up Fern Canyon to find a hidden oasis.
This is an up-and back trip. The Canyon floor offers incredible views while cycling – a very different experience from seeing it while inside the confines of an automobile. Total distance (roundtrip) on bikes is about four miles and the hike is about another two. Overall rating of this outing is moderate.
Departing from our meetup spot at the South Lykken trailhead, we’ll bike up the Canyon, pay the entrance fee and continue on the paved road to a parking area near Split Rock. We’ll park and lock our bikes and start our hike with some rock scrambling up Palm Canyon creek until we find Fern Canyon. We follow that trail for about a mile, then go off-trail again and start our mild climb towards the hidden oasis. The hike is only a couple hundred feet of elevation gain, and we’ll do some non-technical rock scrambling and boulder hopping throughout the morning.
What to bring
Cycle: A 10-speed road, hybrid or mountain bike. Lock and chain, helmet, (cycling gloves recommended). IMPORTANT : Test drive your bike ahead of time to make sure the tires are adequately inflated and that the bike is in full working order.
Hike: Sturdy shoes (no sandals or open-toed shoes allowed), water, sun protection, snacks, knapsack or fannypack.
Cash or Credit Card: Entrance fee into Indian Canyons is $9 ($7 for those over age 62).
Group Limit: 12. If trip lists as full, put your name on the waitlist. There are ALWAYS cancellations.
Meeting Place and Time
8:30am at the South Lykken trailhead on South Palm Canyon drive (just past Canyon Heights condos on your right.) Return to the cars will be before lunch
Our journey in Indian Canyons https://www.indian-canyons.com
Your leader - Mike Seay firstname.lastname@example.org, 631 546 8951
Health Problems/allergies: Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike..