- Length: Approx. 3.8 miles
- Route: Out and back
- Elevation Gain: 1100'
- Difficulty: Moderate Plus*
- Meet at Manhattan in the Desert Parking Lot 7:30 AM Map click here
A sweet trail in Palm Springs that is often overlooked and can be connected to other trails in the area. This hike will only be the Shannon portion. The hike begins at a parking lot in a wash on Araby Street where the hike begins. The first part of the hike is up the wash about a quarter of a mile before it leaves the wash and makes a number of switchbacks up to the Shannon ridge. Trail along this ridge with a shear drop to desert floor below makes for magnificent views of Palm Springs and the San Jacinto Mountains. The trail then continues up to a peak with a huge rock cairn with a 360 view of the valley and mountains. A perfect place to rest and take pictures before return to parking area on same trail. *Narrow trail at sections with drop-offs.
Bring: Face mask, Ten Essentials, water (2 to 3 liters recommended), lunch/ snacks, sun protection, layered clothing, hiking poles may be helpful. Carry Emergency Contact Information. 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.
Carpooling is not recommended except for members of same household. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation.
Cancel: If you cannot make a hike for which you have registered please cancel as others may be on the waitlist. You may cancel directly from your profile settings or notify the hike leader.
Pets not allowed
Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.
Unless otherwise noted, registration for this event is limited to Great Outdoors members. To sign up as a member, click here
Contact Hike Leader: Sherwood Covill Email click here
Health Problems/Allergies: Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike.
Special COVID Related Requirements:
Participants must comply with the following requirements as a condition of registering for this event:
- I will follow Federal, State and local COVID guidelines as well as the directions of the leader.
- I will maintain social distance (min. 6') and wear a face mask if social distancing is not possible
- I will not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID.
I will contact trip leader if I test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event
‘I Accept’ and will comply with these requirements as a condition of participating in this event.
NOTE: Due to COVID restrictions, please DO NOT show up for this hike unless you have completed a registration process here and have answered the required COVID questions. Also, do not bring any unregistered guests on this hike.