PS - Hike: Pioneertown Mountain Preserve

  • Sun, March 06, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Pioneertown Mountain Preserve


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We will hike the Indian Loop in the Pioneertown Mountain Preserve. This route is 6.7 miles, has 1000-1100' elevation gain, and has sandy trails, rocky trails, some stream crossings, and a lot of brush along the trails. The starting elevation is 4400' so the weather is a good bit cooler than the CV. The preserve is north of Yucca Valley and just north of Pioneertown village. There is a mile of dirt road to get to the parking lot. For more information on the Preserve - click here

Rating: moderate to strenuous

Hiking time: 4 hours

Hiking distance: 6.7 miles

Elevation gain: 1100'

Pace: moderate, with many breaks

Meet at:  Carl's Jr on the corner of North Palm Canyon and Racquet Club in Palm Springs - Google Map click here - at 8:20 AM for a departure at 8:30. Driving time to trail head is 45-50 minutes. 

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.

Those planning on driving should be familiar with the destination: 51010 Pipes Canyon Road, Pioneertown, CA 92268 - click here; either set your GPS map in advance, or print directions from you preferred online map.


  • 2 liters of water, snacks and/or lunch. Gaiters will be helpful for the sandy washes, and poles will be helpful for stream crossings and rocky inclines; long sleeves and pants will be helpful for thorny plants.
  • Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), trail snacks. 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.

Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.

Contact Hike Leader:  Joey Duhon via 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: 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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