PS - Hike: Round Valley Loop and Shangra-La

  • Tue, June 28, 2022
  • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Mt. San Jacinto


Registration is closed
  • Meeting place: The Tram’s Valley Station, waiting area
  • Duration: About four hours
  • Distance: 6.5-mile hike with 900-foot elevation gain
  • Pace: Moderate with lunch break
  • Difficulty: Moderate except for a few strenuous climbs on level trails and some off trail travel over and around boulders and logs. 
  • Meeting time: No later than 9:30 a.m. so we can be in line in time to take the 10 a.m. tram. 
  • Trip leader: Kirk Olsen Email Click Here

Escape the summer heat by taking the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to an elevation of more than 8,500 feet to hike in the Mt. San Jacinto Wilderness. In addition to hiking the well-known loop trail we will explore the interesting rock formations in the Shangri-La area. Temperatures at the tram’s Mountain Station can be 30 degrees cooler, so check at before you leave home to determine how to dress.

Tickets for the Tram:  $28.95 Adult $26.95 Senior. Summer and Annual passes available. Recommend purchasing online at least a week or more before the event as tickets sell out. Important – If online tickets are sold-out or grayed-out for any day, tickets are still available, but can only be purchased on the day of your visit at the Tram’s Valley Station on a first-come, first-served basis; arrive early to get in line if you need to purchase a ticket.   $12 parking fee waived for pass holders and local residents.  Our tram departure is 10 AM. Purchase tickets here: Palm Springs Tram Tickets

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.

Cancel: If you cannot make a hike for which you have registered please cancel as others may be on the waitlist. You may cancel directly from your profile settings or notify the hike leader.

Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

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

Special COVID Requirements: This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated. For more information - see the GOPS COVID Vaccination policy dated 4/26/2022 (click here)

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

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