PS - Hike: Pioneer Mountain Preserve Hike - Indian Loop

  • Sat, December 11, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Pioneertown Mountains Preserve
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Hike modification:

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.

  • Trail Length: 6 miles total
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 900 feet
  • Difficulty Rating: moderate advanced 
  • Trail Type: loop
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Fees/Charges: free

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:

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: 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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