PS - Hike: Quail Springs - Joshua Tree RR

  • Thu, May 05, 2022
  • 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Joshua Tree Ca


Hike to a ridge and down into a rocky canyon with dry waterfalls to a Railroad Museum.

  • Trail Length: 6 miles
  • Hiking time: 3-4 hours
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 800 feet
  • Trailhead Elevation: 3200’
  • Difficulty Rating: Moderate - good balance needed to negotiate over, around and down steep rocky areas
  • Type: Trail, old road, cross country
  • Trail Route: Loop
  • Terrain: rocky trail, sandy areas, dry waterfalls

Meeting Locations: 7:30 am Palm Springs PetSmart at Ramon/Crossley Map

Located near the West entrance to Joshua Tree Park this hike enters a canyon and stream drainage through interesting geological boulders. We will be hiking to the Joshua Tree Southern Railroad Museum and Narrow Gauge Railroad located at the end of the canyon which is very interesting.

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

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.

Contact Hike Leader: Scott Connelly Email click here

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 50 miles, about 1 hour.

Weather Forecast: Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a west wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.

You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.

Special COVID Related Requirements

This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated. 

Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike. 

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