PS - Hike: Badlands Indio Hills - New Year's Eve

  • Fri, December 31, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Palm Springs
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New Year's Eve. Hike the hills and canyons created by the San Andreas fault with outstanding geological features and great views from the ridge. 

  • Trail Length:   5.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 900'
  • Trailhead Elevation: 20
  • Trail Type: Loop
  • Terrain: rocky, sandy areas, slot canyons
  • Difficulty Rating: Moderate* Narrow canyon and switchbacks to the ridge. 
  • 9:00 AM Meeting Place: PetSmart Ramon/Crossley, Palm Springs:     Map Here. Meet at the north/east corner parking lot

Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (2 to 3 liters recommended), and trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE).

Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required.

Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.

Optional lunch 

  • Pueblo Viejo Grill
  • Located at The Village at University Park
  • Address36901 Cook St, Palm Desert, CA 92211
  • Arrange your carpooling accordingly.

Contact leaders: Sherwood Covill Email click here

 or Scott Connelly: Email 

Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by driver. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share. Arrive a few minutes early for briefing and carpooling. Departure is at 9 AM. Distance to trailhead (Golf Center Parkway/Ave 42) is 18 miles, approximately 30 minutes.

Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels

Additional Photos 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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