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. Humans have occupied the area we now know as Joshua Tree National Park for at least 5,000 years. I want to acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of the Pinto Culture, followed by American Indians including the Serrano, the Chemehuevi, and the Cahuilla.
Getting there: High clearance vehicle to travel 6 miles on unimproved dirt/sand road. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share. Arrive at the meeting location a few minutes early for briefing.
What to bring: Ten 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 poles may be helpful.
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
Co-Leader: Beth Schneider Email click here
Special COVID Related Requirements
You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE
Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to 760-902-1850
Health Problems/allergies: Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike.