Sun Dec 17 Wild Horse (Palm Springs)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Ed Woodson; 
Moderate; 6 miles; 1200 ft

Ridgeline hike behind Palm Springs. (Non-members welcome)

Mon Dec 18 Pushwalla Palms (Coachella Valley Preserve)  Meet time: 8:30 am
Leader: Dave and Cathy Luckwell; 
Moderate; 6 miles; 800 ft

Hike on an earthquake fault. (Members only)

Mon Dec 18 Murray Hill Loop (Palm Springs)  Meet time: 8:30 am
Leader: Nancy Bone; 
Strenuous; 8 miles; 2200 ft

A not-so-little hill overlooking the valley with fantastic views. Fast paced. Call if you have not hiked with this leader before. No call from Canadian phones. Mary Finnan will co-lead. Expect a brisk pace!! (Non-members welcome; max hikers:15 )

Tue Dec 19 South Lykken Trail (Palm Springs)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Nancy Pringle; 
Moderate; 4 miles; 1000 ft

Hike above Palm Springs to second picnic tables. Unparalleled views of Palm Springs and Coachella Valley. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:15 ; fee involved)

Thu Dec 21 Lost Palms Oasis (Joshua Tree National Park)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Jane Udall; 
Moderate; 7 miles; 600 ft

A magical oasis on the east side of JTNP. (Non-members welcome; fee involved)

Sat Dec 23 Rainbow Rock Canyon (Whitewater Preserve)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Mike Ovesen; 
Moderate; 7 miles; 1000 ft

Follow the PCT north from Whitewater ranger station to a side canyon. Trail leads past colorful rocks to a beautiful waterfall - possible stream crossings. (Non-members welcome)

Sat Dec 23 South Lykken Trail (Palm Springs)  Meet time: 8:30 am
Leader: Mary Settle; 
Moderate; 4 miles; 1000 ft

One way hike above Palm Springs, south to north Lykken. Shuttle required. Co leader Joellen Leifer. (Members only; max hikers:15 ; fee involved)

Thu Dec 28 Section 11, near town of Joshua Tree (Joshua Tree National Park)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Eric B; 
Easy; 4 miles; 700 ft

Mojave Desert Land Trust in section 11 near the town of Joshua Tree. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:10 )

Sat Dec 30 East Fork-Vandeventer Loop (Indian Canyons)  Meet time: 8:30 am
Leader: John Green & Christy Anderson; 
Moderate; 7 miles; 1400 ft

Some rock scrambling. Moderate pace. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:15 ; fee involved)

Sun Dec 31 Club New Year's Eve Hike & Potluck Lunch (Club Event)  Meet time: 8 am

Watch for your Evite, 3 hikes offered, after the hike all hikers partake in an awesome Potluck Lunch. Art Smith parking lot. 3 on website direction finder. Strenuous Hike departs 800; Moderate Hike departs 830; Easy Hike departs 900. Potluck LUNCH 1100. Bring your favorite potluck dish to share for HAPPY NEW YEARS lunch even if you are not up to hiking. MEMBERS ONLY. (Members only)

Mon Jan 1 Bear Creek Ridge Oasis (La Quinta)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Mary Finnan; 
Strenuous; 9 miles; 2500 ft

Hike to a hidden oasis above La Quinta. This trail offers paroramic views in all directions including the Salton Sea . Yet you will feel isolated from the hustle and bustle of the valley below. We may be lucky and see some sheep. Expect a brisk pace. Nancy Bone will co-lead. (Members only; max hikers:10 )

Fri Jan 5 Wild Horse (Palm Springs)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Jane Udall; 
Moderate; 6 miles; 1200 ft

Ridgeline hike behind Palm Springs. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:15 )

Sat Jan 6 Chuckwalla Loop (Rancho Mirage)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Ed Woodson; 
Moderate; 6 miles; 1000 ft

Close-in views of the valley. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:none )

Mon Jan 8 Kim's Mystery Hike (Coachella Valley Preserve)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Kim Glasgow; 
Moderate; 6 miles; ? ft

Approximately 4 hours; 4 - 6 miles with varying altitude gain; Contact the leader by email to sign up. Meeting Place 6 - Preserve Parking Lot. (Non-members welcome)

Tue Jan 9 Oswit Canyon (Palm Springs)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Eric B; 
Easy; 3 miles; 600 ft

Great wildflowers in the Spring. (Non-members welcome)

Wed Jan 10 Art Smith-Hopalong-Schey Loop (Club Event)  Meet time: 8:30 am
Leader: Nancy Bone; 
Moderate; 7 miles; 1700 ft

Hike above the Big Horn Country Club. Call if you have not hiked with this leader before. No calls from Canadian phones. Mary Finnan will co-lead. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:15 )

Thu Jan 11 Ladder/Painted Canyon (Mecca)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Dave and Cathy Luckwell; 
Moderate; 5 miles; 600 ft

A must see venture through narrow canyons accessed by ladders. (Members only)

Sat Jan 13 Goat Trails to Araby/Berns (Palm Springs)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Mike Ovesen; 
Moderate; 4 miles; 1000 ft

Learn to navigate the confusing trail system on the plateau...hiking shoes please. (Non-members welcome)

Mon Jan 15 Kim's Mystery Hike (Coachella Valley Preserve)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Kim Glasgow; 
Moderate; 6 miles; ? ft

Approximately 4 hours; 4 - 6 miles with varying altitude gain; Contact the leader by email to sign up. Meeting Place 6 - Preserve Parking Lot. (Non-members welcome)

Wed Jan 17 Lost Horse Mine Loop (Joshua Tree National Park)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Bernard and Herbie Rochet; 
Moderate; 7 miles; 1300 ft

Historical hike to one of the largest gold mines and stamp mills in the park and a scenic desert loop that passes other signs of small mining operations and many Joshua trees. Interesting geology features. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:15 ; fee involved)

Thu Jan 18 Earl Henderson (Palm Springs)  Meet time: 9 am
Leader: Gayle Conley & Mary Barlow; 
Easy; 3 miles; 300 ft

Located at the toe of Smoketree mountain. (Non-members welcome)

Fri Jan 19 Pushwalla Palms (Coachella Valley Preserve)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Jane Udall; 
Moderate; 6 miles; 800 ft

Hike on an earthquake fault. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:15 )

Sat Jan 20 Mission Creek PCT Loop (Desert Hot Springs)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: John Green & Christy Anderson; 
Strenuous; 10 miles; 1500 ft

After passing through the gate at the Mission Creek Preserve, we will hike from the Stonehouse to the San Gorgonio overlook, then down into Whitewater Canyon, south in the wash to the PCT and then back on the PCT north to Stonehouse. (Members only; max hikers:15 )

Sat Jan 20 Eagle Canyon Lower Loop Easy (Cathedral City)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Ed Woodson; 
Easy; 3 miles; 500 ft

(Non-members welcome)

Mon Jan 22 Kim's Mystery Hike (Coachella Valley Preserve)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Kim Glasgow; 
Moderate; 6 miles; ? ft

Approximately 4 hours; 4 - 6 miles with varying altitude gain; Contact the leader by email to sign up. Meeting Place 6 - Preserve Parking Lot. (Non-members welcome)

Tue Jan 23 Moon Country (Coachella Valley Preserve)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Eric B; 
Easy; 4 miles; 400 ft

See one of the most scenic palm oases and pup fish. (Non-members welcome)

Wed Jan 24 East Fork-Vandeventer Loop (Indian Canyons)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Rochelle Carlton; 
Moderate; 7 miles; 1400 ft

Some rock scrambling. (Members only; fee involved)

Thu Jan 25 Johnny Lang Canyon-Garnet Hill Loop (Joshua Tree National Park)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Bernard and Herbie Rochet; 
Moderate; 6 miles; 1000 ft

A loop through canyons and across plateaus near Quail Springs in JTNP. Short stretches of moderate (class 2) rock scrambling (mostly UP; a few DOWN), some off-trail hiking and some stony wash walking. Beautiful views, Johnny Lang's cabin site and Garnet Hill are highlights. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:15 ; fee involved)

Sat Jan 27 Guadalupe Trail: La Quinta Cove to Hwy 74 (Pacific Crest Trail)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Mary Settle; 
Strenuous; 15 miles; +5200-1800 ft

Guadalupe down , Hwy 74 to La Quinta Cove. Elevation loss of 5500 feet; not for hikers with knee problems. Trailgate after at Mary's house in the Cove. (Members only; max hikers:15 )

Sat Jan 27 Eagle Canyon (Cathedral City)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Mike Ovesen; 
Easy; 3 miles; 800 ft

Hike to a hidden palm oasis. Dry waterfall scrambling..hiking boots/poles please. (Non-members welcome; fee involved)

Mon Jan 29 Kim's Mystery Hike (Coachella Valley Preserve)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Kim Glasgow; 
Moderate; 6 miles; ? ft

Approximately 4 hours; 4 - 6 miles with varying altitude gain; Contact the leader by email to sign up. Meeting Place 6 - Preserve Parking Lot. (Non-members welcome)

Wed Jan 31 North View - Maze and Window south (Joshua Tree National Park)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Bernard and Herbie Rochet; 
Moderate; 8 miles; 1300 ft

A scenic winding trail with great rock formations. Moderately steep at first before leveling out through the Maze and the loop around Window Rock. Minimum wash walking. A great way to experience many of the geological and natural features of Joshua Tree National Park on one trail. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:15 ; fee involved)

Thu Feb 1 Chocolate Drop (Desert Hot Springs)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: John Tang; 
Moderate; 5 miles; 1000 ft

Views overlooking Desert Hot Springs. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:20 )

Sat Feb 3 Garston-Shannon-Henderson Loop (Palm Springs)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Ed Woodson; 
Moderate; 5 miles; 1000 ft

Energetic climb to desert meadows with mountain views and some wash walking. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:none )

Mon Feb 5 Lost Palms Oasis (Joshua Tree National Park)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Jane Udall; 
Moderate; 7 miles; 600 ft

A magical oasis on the east side of JTNP. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:15 ; fee involved)

Mon Feb 5 Kim's Mystery Hike (Coachella Valley Preserve)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Kim Glasgow; 
Moderate; 6 miles; ? ft

Approximately 4 hours; 4 - 6 miles with varying altitude gain; Contact the leader by email to sign up. Meeting Place 6 - Preserve Parking Lot. (Non-members welcome)

Tue Feb 6 Club Social (Club Event)  Meet time: 4 pm

Watch for your Evite to this fun outing. This is usually the first Tuesday of each month, October through April. (Non-members welcome)

Wed Feb 7 Cathedral Canyon (Cathedral City)  Meet time: 9 am
Leader: Rochelle Carlton; 
Moderate; 4 miles; 1000 ft

Explore the lands above the cove. (Members only)

Thu Feb 8 Boo Bear (La Quinta)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Dave and Cathy Luckwell; 
Moderate; 4.5 miles; 600 ft

Walk the cove to a trail between Boo Hoff and Bear Creek with great views of other trails and the cove... (Members only)

Sat Feb 10 Rainbow Rock Canyon (Whitewater Preserve)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Mike Ovesen; 
Moderate; 7 miles; 1000 ft

Follow the PCT north from Whitewater ranger station to a side canyon. Trail leads past colorful rocks to a beautiful waterfall - possible stream crossings. Hiking boots /poles helpful. (Non-members welcome)

Mon Feb 12 Hopalong Cassidy to Art Smith (Palm Desert)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Mary Finnan; 
Strenuous; 8 miles; 2600 ft

Dynamite valley views - see Stone Eagle and Big Horn golf courses up close. This will involve a car shuttle. Expect a brisk pace. Nancy Bone will co-lead. (Members only; max hikers:10 )

Mon Feb 12 Kim's Mystery Hike (Coachella Valley Preserve)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Kim Glasgow; 
Moderate; 6 miles; ? ft

Approximately 4 hours; 4 - 6 miles with varying altitude gain; Contact the leader by email to sign up. Meeting Place 6 - Preserve Parking Lot. (Non-members welcome)

Tue Feb 13 Fobes to Pacific Crest Trail (Garner Valley)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Eric B; 
Moderate; 6 miles; 1300 ft

Hike past cattle ranches to the famous PCT with views of two valleys. (Non-members welcome)

Tue Feb 13 Wathier Landing (Whitewater-Mission Creek)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Bernard and Herbie Rochet; 
Strenuous; 13 miles; 2000 ft

Trail leads from Stone House (Mission Creek Preserve) to San Gorgonio Overlook, then to Landing (lunch there) and back to Stone House. Good desert scenery. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:15 )

Wed Feb 14 Art Smith to Garstin (Palm Desert to Palm Springs)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Nancy Bone; 
Strenuous; 17 miles; 3500 ft

Brisk pace. Call if you have not hiked with this leader before. No calls from Canadian phones. Mary Finnan will co-lead. Trailgate celebrationafterwards. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:15 )

Thu Feb 15 Fern Canyon Loop (Indian Canyons)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: John Tang; 
Moderate; 6 miles; 1600 ft

(Non-members welcome; max hikers:20 ; fee involved)

Thu Feb 15 Andreas Canyon (Indian Canyons)  Meet time: 8:30 am
Leader: Gayle Conley & Mary Barlow; 
Easy; 3 miles; 500 ft

A beautiful stroll next to lush palms with views of historic cottages. (Non-members welcome; fee involved)

Fri Feb 16 Araby-Berns-Shannon Loop (Palm Springs)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Ed Woodson; 
Moderate; 7 miles; 1200 ft

Pass celebrity houses of Bob Hope and Steve McQueen on this hike though a mountain pass. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:none )

Mon Feb 19 Indian Canyon Potrero (Indian Canyons)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Jane Udall; 
Moderate; 10 miles; 1300 ft

Stone pools deep into Indian Canyon. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:15 ; fee involved)

Mon Feb 19 Kim's Mystery Hike (Coachella Valley Preserve)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Kim Glasgow; 
Moderate; 6 miles; ? ft

Approximately 4 hours; 4 - 6 miles with varying altitude gain; Contact the leader by email to sign up. Meeting Place 6 - Preserve Parking Lot. (Non-members welcome)

Sat Feb 24 Goat Trails to Araby/Berns (Palm Springs)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Mike Ovesen; 
Moderate; 4 miles; 1000 ft

Learn to navigate the confusing trail system on the plateau...hiking boots please. (Non-members welcome)

Sat Feb 24 Palm Canyon to Hwy 74 or the reverse (Indian Canyons)  Meet time: 7:30 am
Leader: John Green & Christy Anderson; 
Strenuous; 16 miles; +4500-1000 ft

Key exchange with one group going up and the other down. John will lead the down group and Christy the up group. Please sign up before Wednesday Feb 21 at 5pm to give the hike leaders time to talk to all participants about car shuttling. (Members only; max hikers:20 )

Mon Feb 26 Kim's Mystery Hike (Coachella Valley Preserve)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Kim Glasgow; 
Moderate; 6 miles; ? ft

Approximately 4 hours; 4 - 6 miles with varying altitude gain; Contact the leader by email to sign up. Meeting Place 6 - Preserve Parking Lot. (Non-members welcome)

Tue Feb 27 Fern Canyon Loop (Indian Canyons)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Eric B; 
Moderate; 6 miles; 1600 ft

(Non-members welcome; fee involved)

Wed Feb 28 Covington Loop (Joshua Tree National Park)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Bernard and Herbie Rochet; 
Moderate; 6.5 miles; 700 ft

Lovely hike through varied desert landscapes (Joshua trees; chaparral; pinyon-juniper scrub, etc.). Some scrambling (easy-to-moderate) DOWN several dry waterfalls in a beautiful canyon. (Non-members welcome)

Thu Mar 1 Garston Trail Head to Araby Trail Head (Palm Springs)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: John Tang; 
Moderate; 7 miles; 1200 ft

Shuttle hike - Hike past Bob Hope's house. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:20 )

Sat Mar 3 Pushwalla Palms (Coachella Valley Preserve)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Ed Woodson; 
Moderate; 6 miles; 800 ft

Hike on an earthquake fault. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:none )

Mon Mar 5 Pacific Crest Trail North to Morris Ranch Road (Pacific Crest Trail)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Mary Finnan; 
Strenuous; 13 miles; +2000-800 ft

Hike from PCT North on 74 or Morris Ranch Road into Garner Valley. Gorgeous views of the high mountains on this trail in the pines. This is a shuttle hike starting at either PCT North trailhead or Morris Ranch Road. Key exchange. Expect a brisk pace. Nancy Bone will co-lead. (Members only; max hikers:10 )

Tue Mar 6 Club Social (Club Event)  Meet time: 4 pm

This event is the Annual Dinner where we THANK all our Hike Leaders and Coordinating Council Members for all their hard work during the past season. Watch for your Evite to this fun outing. You will have to register and pay for your own dinner at this annual event. This is usually the first Tuesday of each month, October through April. (Non-members welcome)

Thu Mar 8 Pipes Canyon Loop (Pioneer Town)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: John Tang; 
Moderate; 7 miles; 100 ft

Loop Hike through the Pioneer Town Pipes Canyon Preserve. Many flowers in the spring. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:20 ; fee involved)

Thu Mar 8 Big Colorful Canyon and Burnt Sienna Loop (Mecca)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Jane Udall; 
Moderate; 5.5 miles; 500 ft

Vistas and a slot canyon to explore in Mecca Hills. Some off trail. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:15 )

Sat Mar 10 Eagle Canyon (Cathedral City)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Mike Ovesen; 
Easy; 3 miles; 800 ft

Hike to a hidden palm oasis. Boots/poles due to dry waterfall scrambling. (Non-members welcome; fee involved)

Tue Mar 13 Quail Wash to Park Blvd. (Joshua Tree National Park)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Eric B; 
Easy; 5 miles; -500 ft

Hike part of the Big Foot Trail to Quail Wash and Park Blvd. Short shuttle. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:10 )

Wed Mar 14 Spitler Peak (Garner Valley)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Nancy Bone; 
Strenuous; 11 miles; 2600 ft

Gorgeous views and some stretches of shade. Brisk pace. Call if you have not hiked with this leader before. No calls from Canadian phones. Mary Finnan will co-lead. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:15 )

Thu Mar 15 Eagle Cliff Mine (Joshua Tree National Park)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Jane Udall; 
Moderate; 5 miles; 500 ft

See evidence of JT's mining past by visiting two old sites. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:15 ; fee involved)

Thu Mar 15 Ritz Ramble (Rancho Mirage)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Gayle Conley & Mary Barlow; 
Easy; 4 miles; 400 ft

Explore a new trail with nice views over the valley. (Non-members welcome)

Fri Mar 16 Art Smith to the First Oasis (Palm Desert)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Ed Woodson; 
Moderate; 4 miles; 1000 ft

Great overlooks of Palm Desert. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:none )

Mon Mar 19 Cedar Springs (Garner Valley)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Dave and Cathy Luckwell; 
Moderate; 6 miles; 1700 ft

Hike to the PCT and a hidden cedar grove. (Members only)

Tue Mar 20 Barker Dam Loop (Joshua Tree National Park)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Eric B; 
Easy; 4 miles; 200 ft

Historically interesting loop through the Wonderland of Rocks. Secrets revealed. (Non-members welcome; max hikers:10 )

Fri Mar 23 Club Getaway (Club Event)  Meet time: 8 am

March 23 - 26 2018 - Santa Monica - Agoura Hills Hampton Inn Suites - Friday through Monday Watch for your Evite, Breaking News on the website and Newsletter. Annual trip somewhere, a Sunday through Wednesday, in mid to late March. (Non-members welcome)

Sat Mar 24 Club Getaway (Club Event)  Meet time: 8 am

March 23 - 26 2018 - Santa Monica - Agoura Hills Hampton Inn Suites - Friday through Monday Watch for your Evite, Breaking News on the website and Newsletter. Annual trip somewhere, a Sunday through Wednesday, in mid to late March. (Non-members welcome)

Sat Mar 24 Rainbow Rock Canyon (Whitewater Preserve)  Meet time: 8 am
Leader: Mike Ovesen; 
Moderate; 7 miles; 1000 ft

Follow the PCT north from Whitewater ranger station to a side canyon. Trail leads past colorful rocks to a beautiful waterfall - possible stream crossings. Boots/poles helpful. (Non-members welcome)

Sun Mar 25 Club Getaway (Club Event)  Meet time: 8 am

March 23 - 26 2018 - Santa Monica - Agoura Hills Hampton Inn Suites - Friday through Monday Watch for your Evite, Breaking News on the website and Newsletter. Annual trip somewhere, a Sunday through Wednesday, in mid to late March. (Non-members welcome)

Mon Mar 26 Club Getaway (Club Event)  Meet time: 8 am

March 23 - 26 2018 - Santa Monica - Agoura Hills Hampton Inn Suites - Friday through Monday Watch for your Evite, Breaking News on the website and Newsletter. Annual trip somewhere, a Sunday through Wednesday, in mid to late March. (Non-members welcome)