PS - Hike: Hayfield Canyon

  • Thu, October 28, 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Joshua Tree Park
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  • Registrations opens on Monday Oct 4
  • 5 Miles, 500’ +/- elevation 
  • Rated moderate 
  • Route: in canyon wash and ridge.
  • 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. Climb up to ridge from the wash.
  • Meet 8:00 am 
  • Location: PetSmart at Ramon/Crossley, Palm Springs Map click here 
  • 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. 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 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 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: 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. 

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