PS - Hike: Randall Henderson

  • Tue, January 18, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Palm Springs - Palm Desert


Registration is closed

  • 9 am Meet at  PetSmart Palm Springs Ramon/Crossley.  Map click here
  • or 9:30 am at SRSJNM Visitor Center first parking lot. Map click here
  • Rating/Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 2.5 miles (Loop)
  • Elevation gain: 425'
  • Hiking Time: 1 – 2 hours (Depending on Trail)

Hike Leader Beth Schneider email click here

Co Leader Rapha -  email click here

Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 1.5) liters recommended), trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.

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.  Distance to trailhead is approximately 15 miles

The Randall Henderson trail celebrates Randal Henderson’s vision for the Palm Desert area.  He worked as an editor of the Desert Magazine and was also founder of the Desert Protective Council.  This organization has helped promote and protect natural and cultural wonders of California’s deserts through science, advocacy, and education. 

The trail starts at the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto National Monument Center just off Highway 74.  The trail consists of washes and canyons with three trail loops.  The Wash Loop: 1.2 mile, the Cholla Loop: 1.7 mile, and the Canyon Loop: 2.2 miles.  Hiking on these trails has some outstanding features which includes, but are not limited to, wildlife habitat, endangered Peninsular Bighorn Sheep, cacti and other low desert vegetation.

Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.

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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