This discovery hike will be an exploration beyond the normal confines of the trail on a moderately strenuous backcountry hike in the San Jacinto Wilderness. There will be some deviation from the main trail to “discover” locations not typically seen by the average day hiker. We will take secondary trails to the yellowpost campsites in Round Valley.
- Distance: 5 to 6 miles
- Total Elevation: 1100'
- Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous - High elevation - hike starts at 8500'
- Type: Out and back loop
- Return time: Early afternoon
- Destination: Yellow post campgrounds in Round Valley
- Meeting location: Tram valley station: 9:30 AM
- We will depart on the 10 AM tram.
- Departure time: 10 AM Tram
Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike. Click here for more information.
Tickets for the Tram: $28.95 Adult $26.95 Senior. Summer and Annual passes available. 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. If you need to purchase a ticket, arrive by 9 am to get in line to get a ticket. Parking fee waived for pass holders and local residents. Our tram departure is 10 AM. Purchase tickets here: Palm Springs Tram Tickets
What to bring: Ten Essentials (click here), water (2-3 liters recommended), lunch, energy snacks, sun protection, layered clothing and hiking poles. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required.
Questions contact hike Leader: Scott Connelly Email click here
Special COVID Related Requirements
This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated.
Health Problems/allergies: Advise hike leader of any medical or other issues that may affect your ability to complete this hike.