Exploratory hike to old mining area.
Located in the Eagle and Coxcomb Mountains in the eastern part of Joshua Tree Park.
7 or 8 miles and 800 to 950 elevation gain.
Navigate to waypoints across alluvial fan into the hills, cross-country and partial old 2 wheel track. This is exploratory hike and the route has not been scouted or traveled previously.
8 AM meet in parking lot to the south of PetSmart Palm Springs Ramon/Crossley Map click here.
Rated: Moderately Strenuous - will generally be challenging for an unconditioned person. The terrain will involve a steady and often steep incline.
Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (2 to 3 liters recommended), trail snacks and 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.
Leave No Trace - We are visiting an area of the National Park with historical artifacts at the mine sites - do not disturb or remove any items.
Contact Hike Leader: Scott Connelly Email click here
Carpooling 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 85 miles and 1.5 hours. Map click here
Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.
External link mine description click here