Mission Creek Preserve, located in a transition zone between the Sonoran and Mojave deserts, the 4,760-acre Mission Creek Preserve has a rich species composition with flora and fauna representing both deserts.” - TWC
We will hike from the preserve gate to the stone house. At the stone house there are restrooms and we can explore Mission Creek. Multiple opportunities for breaks and the trail is wide and flat. I was a ranger years ago for the conservancy, Mission Creek was one of the preserves I maintained and patrolled. I will share my knowledge of the history of the preserve.
Departure Time: 9am from the gate, meet at gate.
Location: Mission Creek Preserve - From Hwy 62 head northwest on Mission Creek Road. This is a well maintained dirt road that runs about 2 miles. Park in the lot next to the gate. Map click here
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.
Carpooling: Carpooling is not recommended except for members of the same household. 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.
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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.