Here are the hikes I do throughout the year. Register here to receive emails about dates and times.  You must sign a waiver before your first hike.

Bogart Ridge Trail 

Date                  
Time                 
Length              5 Miles
Type                  Loop
Elevation          800 ft
Difficulty          Moderate
Meetup             
Features           Wildflowers and spectacular views.
Meetup             

Bring at least 2 liters of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips. Dogs can also use this trail but must be kept on a leash.

Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Willow Hole Trail 

Date              
Time             
Length          7 Miles
Type              In and Out
Elevation     300 ft
Difficulty     Moderate
Features      Wildflowers, and spectacular rock formations
Duration      3 to 4 hours

More Info

Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Cary's Castle 


Info and Photos of Hike Video

Date                 
Time               
Length            8 to 9 Miles
Type                Adventure :)
Elevation       1300 feet
Time:              4 to 5 hours

Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Hermans Hike to Willis Palms Date 

Length       7.5 Miles
Type           Shuttle
Elevation   800 feet
Time           4 hours
Meetup       
Features Wildflowers and great views. McCallum trail, to Herman's Hike to Willis Palms

Bring at least 2 liters of water; you must be fully vaccinated. Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Snow Creek

Date 
Time 
Length    5 Miles
Type        In and Out Elevation 1000 feet
Time:       3 -4 hours
Meetup  

Features Hike up the PCT from Snow Creek to a vantage point of the San Gorgonio pass, Desert Hot Springs, and the windmills. The trail is all uphill, but the pace will be slow. The first part is on the road to the DWA facility; the trail climbs west and south. The fire in 2020 has left a lot of damage, but there are blooms from the recent rains. 

Bring at least 2 liters of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Oswit Canyon

Date 
Time 
Length    5 Miles
Type        In and Out Elevation 1000 feet
Time       3 -4 hours
Difficulty: Moderate if you are experienced. Rock Scrambling is involved.
Meetup: South Lykken Trailhead. Go past 2800 South Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs on the left for about a 1/4 mile south. Parking is on the right near the cement bridge.    This is a pretty hike with views of Palm Springs and, hopefully, a small waterfall. 1 1/2 miles in, we navigate the boulder fields as we enter the canyon with the help of friends. (bums are good on the way back.)  
Feature  Waterfall, views, and canyons


Bring at least 2 liters of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Henderson, Shannon, Garstin Loop

Date 
Time 
Length       4 Miles
Type           Loop
Elevation  1000 feet
Time           3 -4 hours
Difficulty:   Moderate if you are experienced. 
Meetup:      Garstin Trailhead. 3130 Barona Rd, Palm Springs. Do not go to 3130 South Barona Rd; you will end up on the wrong side of the wash.

This is a pretty hike with views of Palm Springs and sometimes sheep.

Bring at least 2 liters of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Araby

Date 
Time 
Length       4 Miles
Type           In and Out Elevation 1200 feet
Time           3 -4 hours
Difficulty:   Moderate 
Meetup:      Meetup is a small parking lot off 111 at Southridge Drive and Rim Rd. See the photo below. Walk a few feet up Southridge; the trail starts to the left and goes behind the mobile home park. Do not proceed up the road. It is gated, and you cannot get back on the trail. Carpool if you can; parking is minimal.

This hike has views of Palm Springs and Bob Hope's house.

Bring at least 2 liters of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Whitewater Ranger Station to Cottonwood Saddle 

Date       
Time
Length   8  Miles
Type       In and Out Elevation 1300 ft
Meetup Rangers Station at Whitewater Preserve, 9160 Whitewater Canyon Rd, White Water. The gate opens at 8:00 a.m.
Features Wildflowers and great views.

Bring at least 2 liters of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here, new hikers must sign a waiver

Big Morongo Trail

Type                        Car Shuttle We will be leaving ½ the cars on Indian Canyon at the southern trailhead in DHS.
Meetup                   
Distance                  6 miles all downhill Hike Time 2 -3 Hours (Total)
Difficulty                  Moderate Total Descent 1200 feet


Bring at least 2 liters of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Red Dome Trail

Date 
Time 
Length       4 Miles
Type           In/Out
Time           2 -3 hours
Difficulty:   Easy 
Meetup:     White Water Preserve at 8:30 a.m. 9160 Whitewater Canyon Road Whitewater, CA 92282 
This is a pretty hike with great views. 

Bring at least 1 liter of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Whitewater Loop Trail

Date 
Time 
Length       4 Miles
Type           Loop Elevation 650 feet
Time           2 -3 hours
Difficulty:   Easy - Moderate 
Meetup:     
This is a pretty hike with great views

Bring at least 2 liters of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Desert Queen Mine Hike & Eagle Cliff Mine Joshua Tree

Date 
Time 
Length       4 Miles
Type           In/Out Elevation 650 feet
Time           2 -3 hours
Difficulty:   Easy - Moderate 
Meetup:     
Bring at least 2 liters of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Carizzo Canyon

Date 
Time 
Length       3  Miles
Type           In/Out Elevation 400 feet
Time           2 -3 hours
Difficulty:   Easy - Moderate 
Meetup:     
Bring at least 2 liters of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Lost Horse Mine Trail - Joshua

Date 
Time 
Length       7  Miles
Type           In/Out Elevation 1040 feet
Time           3 -4 hours
Difficulty:   Moderate - Difficult
Meetup:     
Bring at least 2 liters of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Lost Horse Mine is one of the best trails in Joshua Tree, as it blends stunning natural beauty with history as you trek through the expansive desert to an over-100-year-old mine.

Chaparrosa Peak Loop

Date 
Time 
Length       7  Miles
Type           Loop Elevation 1200 feet
Time           3 -4 hours
Difficulty:   Moderate - Difficult
Meetup:     
Bring at least 2 liters of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Views, pictographs, birds, and great company. Chaparrosa Peak 

Rainbow Rock Canyon Whitewater

Date 
Time 
Length       6-8  Miles
Type           In/Out Elevation 1000 feet
Time           3 -4 hours
Difficulty:   Moderate - Difficult
Meetup:      Whitewater Preserve. 9160 Whitewater Canyon Rd, White Water

Bring at least 2 liters of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Magnesia Falls, Rancho Mirage

Date 
Time 
Length       4-5  Miles
Type           In/Out Elevation 1000 feet
Time           3 -4 hours
Difficulty:   Moderate - Difficult
Meetup:      71-251 Mirage Road -  Blixseth Mountain Park
Bring at least 1 liter of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

This is an adventure hike; we scramble up 12 dry waterfalls. I've done it twice, and I hate heights but up close, the rocks are easier than they look.  Super fun, and the geology in the canyons is amazing. Sheep are sometimes present, and there is a water hole at the base of canyons for them. 

Mission Creek to Whitewater Preserve

Date 
Time 
Length       6  Miles
Type           Shuttle Elevation 600 feet
Time           3 -4 hours
Difficulty:   Moderate 
Meetup:      9160 Whitewater Canyon Rd, White Water, CA
                      Park your cars on the last curve just before the gate. We will leave 1/2 cars here and drive the rest around to Mission Creek
Bring at least 2 liters of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.


Grottos 1 via Hidden Springs Oasis and Sheep Hole Oasis

Date 
Time 
Length       6 -7 Miles
Type           Adventure In/Out with Loop Elevation 1100 feet
Time           3 -4 hours
Difficulty:   Moderate - Difficult 
Meetup:      

Bring at least 2 liters of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

This hike takes us back to the wonderful rock formations and geology of the Mecca hills. There is one short cave to scramble through. A rope to climb down (not far), but hands and knees and some squeezing past boulders. I will have a couple of headlamps with me. Great views with a little bouldering scrambling. 

Murray Peak

Date 
Time 
Length       7.2 Miles
Type           Adventure In/Out with Loop
Elevation 1800 feet
Time           4 - 5 Hours
Difficulty:   Moderate - Difficult 
Meetup:      Meet at the Frank Bogert Trailhead Map Andreas Hills Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264 If you have not been to the trailhead before allow yourself some extra time to find it.

Bring at least 2 liters of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.


East Fork Loop back through Venteventer. 

Date 
Time 
Length        7 Miles
Type            Loop
Elevation   700 feet
Time           4 - 5 Hours
Difficulty:   Moderate - Difficult 
Meetup:      Trading Post in the Indian Canyons
Bring at least 2 liters of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Rock scrambling is involved; there are some small dry waterfalls to scoot up. See picture. Nothing the size of the ones in Magnesia Canyon. 

Coffee Bean Canyon 

Date 
Time 
Length        8 Miles
Type            In and Out
Elevation   400 feet
Time           4 - 5 Hours
Difficulty:   Moderate - Difficult because of length
Meetup:      10 to 86 expressway south after 6 miles, turn left on Airport Blvd and park at the canal.
Bring at least 2 liters of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Experience one of the most exotic and colorful canyon hikes in the Mecca Hills area. Geologically interesting as we explore Moab, Utah-like country. One of Ferranti’s favorites!

Seven Sisters Waterfall

Date 
Time 
Length        5 Miles
Type            In and Out
Elevation   600 feet
Time           4 - 5 Hours
Difficulty:   Easy/Moderate 
Meetup:      Once past the gate, take the first right to Andreas Canyon Murray Canyon. As you enter the parking lot, look for a road crossing the stream to the left, then take another left down a dirt road for 1 mile and park at the end. Indian Canyon is $12 per person and $7 if you are 62 and older. Give yourself some extra time if this is your 1st time to the trailhead.

Bring at least 2 liters of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

This is a beautiful hike with a pretty waterfall at the end. The 1st mile is on the open plateau, and then we follow the stream up the canyon. We cross the stream a dozen times, and your feet will probably get wet. I recommend poles to help with your balance over rocks and logs crossing the stream.

Panorama Loop - Joshua Tree

Date 
Time 
Length        6.5 Miles
Type            In and Out and then a Loop
Elevation   1000 feet
Time           4 Hours
Difficulty:   Moderate 
Meetup:      The trailhead for the Black Rock Canyon to Panorama Loop Trail is located at the Black Rock Canyon Campground in the northwestern corner of the park. 9800 Black Rock Canyon Rd, Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Bring at least 2 liters of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Breathtaking views, unique geological formations, and a picturesque desert landscape – all these and more await the adventurer who hikes the Black Rock Canyon to Panorama Loop Trail in Joshua Tree National Park. Tucked away in the park’s remote northwest corner, this 6.5-mile trail tends to get ignored in favor of other more popular trails in the main part of the park. I have no idea why. The Panorama Loop Trail is a spectacular hiking experience.'


Cedar Springs

Date           
Time           
Length        6.5 Miles
Type            In and Out  
Elevation   1700 feet
Time           4 to 5 Hours
Difficulty:   Moderate - Hard
Meetup:      It is a bit of a challenge to find the trailhead
                    
                     59200 Morris Ranch Road Mountain Center, CA 92561
                     3 miles down the Morris Ranch Road to the trailhead, which is not well-marked.
                      
Bring at least 2 liters of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

This is an excellent hike; we climb 1300 feet in 2.4 miles and come to the PCT junction. From there, we continue another .75 miles, dropping 400 feet elevation. We turn a corner and behold a cedar forest on the desert hillside because of the springs.
This is the top of the Jo Pond trail, which connects to West Fork and the trading post in the Indian Canyons. (another 8 miles and 5,000 feet down, we can daydream about it.).
Great views and wildflowers.


Cathedral Canyon Trail

Date            
Time          
Length        6 miles
Type            Loop
Elevation  1200 feet
Time           3 -4 Hours
Difficulty:   Moderate
Meetup:      67980 Foothill Rd Cathedral City
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Amazing views of Palm Springs, Cathedral City, and Rancho Mirage


Chuckwalla & Roadrunner Rancho Mirage

Date            
Time          
Length        2.7 Miles
Type            Loop
Elevation   500 feet
Time           1.5 Hours
Difficulty:   Easy Moderate
Meetup:      Meetup in the upper parking lot at the Rancho Mirage City Hall
                      69825 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 ·
If it's your first time, allow yourself some extra minutes to find me. Far upper parking lot is the trailhead.
Bring at least 1 liter of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Amazing views of Palm Springs, Cathedral City, and Rancho Mirage


Long Valley Loop

Long Valley Loop
Date 
Time        10:00 am
Length     4.4 Miles
Type         Loop
Elevation 800 feet
Time         3 Hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Meetup:   2901 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262 is the address of the visitor center. Temperatures are 20-30 cooler on the mountain than in Palm Springs. There may still be some snow on the trail. Check the weather and dress appropriately.

Bring at least 1 liter of water; you must be fully vaccinated. Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.   

Tram - Hidden Lake and Desert View

Date          
Time        
Length        3.5 Miles
Type            In & Out
Elevation    800 feet
Time            2 Hours
Difficulty:    Moderate
Meetup:      2901 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262 is the address of the visitor center. Temperatures are 20-30 cooler on the mountain than in palm springs. There may still be some snow on the trail. Check the weather and dress appropriately.

Desert View Trail

Date          Time         
Length      
Type          Loop
Elevation  200 feet
Time          1 Hours
Difficulty:  Easy

Bring at least 1 liter of water; you must be fully vaccinated. Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.   

Tram - Wellman's Divide

Date          
Time         
Length      6.6 Miles
Type          In & Out
Elevation 1600 feet
Time         3-4 Hours
Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult

Meetup: 1st tram up is at 8:00 a.m. I will be in the waiting area at 7:30 a.m. Parking at the tram is free if you are a Palm Springs resident or have a pass. Temperatures are 20-30 degrees cooler on the mountain than in Palm Springs—stunning views at the divide.

Bring at least 1 liter of water; you must be fully vaccinated. Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.     


Spittler Peak Trail from Mountain Center

Date          
Time        
Length       9.4 miles
Type           In & Out
Elevation  2000 ft
Time          5 Hours
Difficulty:  Difficult
Meetup: It is a bit of a challenge to find the trailhead

We will drive up Apple Canyon Road for 2.6 miles from Highway 74 near Mountain Center and past Lake Hemet. Before the sharp S-turn to the left, there is a parking area on your right, as well as the trailhead sign.

Bring poles

4.7 miles from the trail start to the PCT junction
Last year we saw incredible wildflowers and views
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.




South Lykken

Date          
Time        
Length      4.0 miles
Type          In & Out
Elevation  800 ft
Time          2 Hours
Difficulty: Moderate

Meetup: It is a bit of a challenge to find the trailhead
South Lykken Trailhead. Go past 2800 South Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs on the left for about a 1/4 mile south. Parking is on the right near the cement bridge. This is a pretty hike with views of Palm Springs and sometimes sheep.

Bring poles.
Bring at least 1 liter of water; you must be fully vaccinated. Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.      
https://kimkieler1954.wufoo.com/forms/zkegx4m0ewn1gw/


Tramway Road

Date          
Time         
Length      4.0 miles
Type          In & Out
Elevation  1200
Time          2 Hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Meetup     2901 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262 is the address of the visitor center


MaCallum Pond - Easy Hike

Date          
Time         7:30 am 
Length      2.0 miles total
Type          In & Out
Elevation  100 ft
Time          1 hour
Difficulty:  Easy
Meetup     29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Rd, Thousand Palms, CA 92276
                   Park on the road; the parking lot is closed

https://visitpalmsprings.com/things-to-do/coachella-valley-preserve/

If you want a longer hike, you can add on the Moon Country hike, which is another 2 miles and 300 feet elevation change. It starts at the back of McCallum Pond.

Bring at least 1 liter of water; you must be fully vaccinated. Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver. https://kimkieler1954.wufoo.com/forms/zkegx4m0ewn1gw/ 


Indio Badlands

Date          
Time         
Length     5.5 miles
Type          Loop
Elevation  900 ft
Time          3 hours
Difficulty:  Moderate
Meetup     42000 Golf Center Pkwy, Indio, CA 92203 is the trailhead

Fun hike, slot canyons, and ridges.
Bring at least 1 liter of water; you must be fully vaccinated. Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver. https://kimkieler1954.wufoo.com/forms/zkegx4m0ewn1gw/ 

Butler Abrams - Rancho Mirage

Date          
Time         
Length     2.5 miles
Type          In and Out
Elevation  45 ft
Time          1 Hr
Difficulty:  Easy
Meetup      Parking lot beside LedgerLawFirm 70390 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270. Turn left off 111 onto Country Club Dr, parking is the 1st exit to the left.

Runs along the Whitewater wash should have wildflowers and mountain views. Path is Asphalt
Goats, horses, and a fence that looks like library books. Shaded in many areas and mountain views. 

Bring at least 1 liter of water; you must be fully vaccinated. Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Victor Trail Loop - Indian Canyons

Date          
Time         
Length     2.7 miles
Type          In and Out
Elevation  400 ft
Time          1.5 to 2 hrs
Difficulty:  Easy/Moderate
Meetup      Trading Post

This trail is one of the most scenic trails in the Indian Canyons. Accessing this trail by hiking a mile south on the Palm Canyon Trail is best. The Victor Trail will take the hiker out of the shade of the palm trees, up and onto the ridge that overlooks the canyon, and return the hiker to the Trading Post, making a three-mile loop.

The entry fee is $12 regular - $7 for seniors.

Bring at least 1 liter of water; you must be fully vaccinated. Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

West Fork - Indian Canyons

Date          
Time         
Length     5.5 miles
Type          In and Out
Elevation  1540 ft
Time          3 hrs
Difficulty:  Easy/Moderate
Meetup      Trading Post

This trail is one of the most scenic trails in the Indian Canyons.

The entry fee is $12 regular - $7 for seniors.

Bring at least 1 liter of water; you must be fully vaccinated. Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Big Morong Preserve

Date         
Time         
Length     2.7 miles
Type          Loop
Elevation  0
Time          1. to 1.5 hrs
Difficulty:  Easy
Meetup      11055 East Dr, Morongo Valley, CA 92256 ·

https://www.bigmorongo.org/visit/
Very pretty preserve. Little cooler, lots of shady sections. Birds.
Day hikers can explore one of California’s largest cottonwood and willow riparian areas only a few miles from Palm Springs.

Free

Bring at least 1 liter of water; you must be fully vaccinated. Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Hike to the Cross - Palm Desert

Date          
Time          
Length     2.4 miles
Type          Up and Back
Elevation  600 ft
Time          1..t to 2 hrs
Difficulty:  Easy/Moderate
Meetup     72500 Thrush Rd, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Great Views
72500 Thrush Rd, Palm Desert, CA 92260
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g32846-d6774336-Reviews-Palm_Desert_Cross_Hiking_Trail-Palm_Desert_Greater_Palm_Springs_California.html

Bring at least 1 liter of water; you must be fully vaccinated. Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Pushwalla Palms - Thousand Palms

Date          
Time         
Length      4.4 miles
Type          Up and Back
Elevation  770 ft
Time          2 to 2.5 hrs
Difficulty:  Moderate
Meetup     Korean Methodist Church at 9:00 am. The trailhead is a little tricky to find; we can meet at the church and then drive to the trailhead minutes away.

Great Views

https://hikingguy.com/hiking-trails/palm-springs-hiking-trails/pushawalla-palms-trail-loop/


Bring at least 1 liter of water; you must be fully vaccinated. Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Stone Pools - Indian Canyons

Date          
Time         
Length     6 miles
Type          Up and Back
Elevation  800 ft
Time          3 hrs
Difficulty:  Moderate
Meetup     Trading Post in the Indian Canyons

Great Views

The entry fee is $12 regular - $7 for seniors. 

Bring at least 1 liter of water; you must be fully vaccinated. Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

The Ladders

Date          
Time         
Length      5 miles
Type          Loop
Elevation  900 ft
Time          3 hrs
Difficulty:  Moderate
Meetup      90496 66th Ave, Mecca, CA 92254
                     Outside the Starbucks. Easy to get lost on the way in

The closest city is Mecca. Google "Ladder Canyon Hike," and go to maps (Painted Canyon Trailhead Painted Canyon Rd, Mecca, CA 92254). The last road you take to the parking lot is a dirt road. It is roughly 3.5 miles long. There is a sign that says 4WD vehicles beyond this point when you turn onto the road, but I take my Honda Fit in; the road is washboard and dusty but not dangerous; just go slow, especially if you are not wearing a bra. This is a hiking favorite.

The trail is a loop that passes through a slot canyon with 5 to 7 ladders, climbs up to a ridge with some awesome views, and then returns along the bottom of Big Painted Canyon with wonderful rock formations. The ridge is exposed with no shade. I am squeamish about heights but do okay on this hike. We help each other clear the top of the ladders.

Bring at least 1 liter of water; you must be fully vaccinated. Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Maynard Mine - Indian Canyon

Date 
Time 
Length        5.6
Type            In/Out
Elevation   2400 feet
Time           4 - 5 Hours
Difficulty:   Moderate - Difficult due to elevation
Meetup:      Andreas Canyon Parking Lot
Bring at least 1 liter of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Beautiful views and in spring, wildflowers.

South Fork Palm Wash Canyon Trail - Anza Borrego

Date 
Time 
Length        3.5
Type            In/Out
Elevation   500 ft
Time           2 hrs
Difficulty:   Easy - but more adventurous hikers can scramble over to the Calcite Mine Trail
Meetup:      
Bring at least 1 liter of water, and you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.


Slot Canyon, Natural Bridge, Views and Wildflowers
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/south-fork-palm-wash-canyon-trail/photos

Lost Palm Oasis - Joshua Tree

Date 
Time 
Length        7.5
Type            In/Out
Elevation   1000
Time           3 - 4 hrs
Difficulty:   Moderate
Meetup:      Cottonwood Visitor Center - Joshua Tree
Bring at least 1 liter of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Mission Creek to San Gorgonio Lookout

Date 
Time 
Length        7.0
Type            In/Out
Elevation   1000
Time           3 - 4 hrs
Difficulty:   Moderate
Meetup:      
                     Rough dirt road inn, we will car pool
Bring at least 1 liter of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver
Fantastic views

East Fork - Dry Wash - Stone Pools

Date 
Time 
Length        8 Miles
Type            Loop
Elevation   700 feet
Time           4 - 5 Hours
Difficulty:   Moderate - Difficult 
Meetup:      Trading Post in the Indian Canyons
Bring at least 2 liters of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.

Rock scrambling is involved; there are some small dry waterfalls to scoot up. See picture. Nothing the size of the ones in Magnesia Canyon. 

Boy Scout Trail - Joshua Tree  - Shuttle

Date 
Time 
Length        7.8
Type            In/Out
Elevation   200
Time           3 - 4 hrs
Difficulty:   Moderate
Meetup:      8am my house or 8:15 at the Pilot at I-10 and Indian Canyon
                     Rough dirt road inn, we will car pool or 9am at the Visitor Center in Johua Tree, we have to drive around to the 29 Palms Entrance and leave cars and then return to the Joshua Tree entrance and enter to start the hike.
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Bring at least 1 liters of water and you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here, new hikers must sign a waiver
Fantastic views, flat lovely hike through the rocks

Bogart, Shannon and Henderson Loop

Date 
Time 
Length        7.8
Type           Loop
Elevation   1000
Time           3 - 4 hrs
Difficulty:   Moderate
Meetup:     1695 Ridgemore Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Bring at least 1 liter of water; you must be fully vaccinated.
Register here; new hikers must sign a waiver.
Fantastic views, lovely flat hike through the rocks

Clancy Lane

Date 
Time 
Length        2.5
Type           Loop
Elevation   45 ft
Time           1 to 1.5 Miles
Difficulty:   Easy
Meetup:     72741 Clancy Lane, Rancho Mirage. Park on Street
Note Enter from Bob Hope, not Monterey. Monterey is gated off.

Bring at least 1 liter of water; . Register below; new hikers must sign a waiver.
Register here

Bear Creek Oasis

Date 
Time 
Length        9 miles or as far as want. I will turn back after 2.5 hrs
Type           In/Out
Elevation   1900 ft
Time          4 to 5 hrs
Difficulty:  Moderate to Difficult
Meetup:     77500 Calle Tecate, La Quinta, CA

Bring at least 1 liter of water; . Register below; new hikers must sign a waiver.
Register here

Bogert PS to RimRock, Cathedral City

Date 
Time 
Length       6 miles        
Type           Car Shuttle
Elevation   900 ft
Time          3 to 3.5 hrs
Difficulty:  Moderate 
Meetup:     4781 E Palm Canyon Dr Ste F, Palm Springs, CA 92264
                    Park on the Palm Hills RD to the east of the shopping center. We leave 1/2 the cars                      here and drive around to the trailhead.

Bring at least 1 liter of water; . Register below; new hikers must sign a waiver.
Register here

PCT near Lookout Mtn

https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/lookout-mountain-via-pct
Length       5.4 miles        
Type           UP & Back
Elevation   700 ft
Time          3 
Difficulty:  Moderate 
Meetup:    Target in Palm Desert - 72549 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260 ·

Bring at least 1 liter of water; . Register below; new hikers must sign a waiver.
Register here