Due to cold weather forecast the hike will stay at lower elevations in the canyon. It will be an out and back hike (to the Olsen Cabin ruins) a distance of approximately 5 miles and 400 feet gradual elevation gain.
The Indian Loop trail is comprised of three separate trails: the Pipes Canyon, Indian Springs, and Chaparrosa Peak Trails. Points of interest along the trail include a wetlands area and the Olsen homestead ruins. We will be doing the hike backwards, hard part first and a nice stroll down pipes canyon. We will take breaks as needed.
Departure Time: 9am from the ranger station, meet at Pioneer Mountain Preserve Ranger Station.
Location: Pioneer Mountain Preserve - From Hwy 62 in Yucca Valley head North on Pioneertown Road, in 7.5 miles turn left on Pipes Canyon Road(dirt road). It's less than 1 mile to the ranger station. Stay to the right after the wash and park in the lot to the left. Walk to the ranger station. Map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/VvvrvGnMsGP5rzWZ7
Bring: Face cover, Ten Essentials, water (2 to 3 liters recommended), lunch/ snacks, sun protection, layered clothing, hiking poles may be helpful. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required.
You are responsible for arranging your own transportation.
Cancel? If you cannot attend after registering, please cancel as others may be on the waitlist. You may cancel directly from your profile settings or notify the hike leader.
Unless otherwise noted, registration for this event is limited to Great Outdoors members. To sign up as a member, click here
Hike Leader: Chip Cline 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.