Cancelled due to rain
Christmas Eve Hike - Experience one of our best local hikes as we cross the San Andreas fault into two lush palm oases. A great way to enjoy your holiday season in the outdoors.
Trail Length: 5 miles
Meet at PetSmart (Ramon & Crossley) Time: 9:00 AM Map click here
Or Meet at Coachella Valley Preserve Parking Lot 9:20 AM Map click here.
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. Be able to hike up steep, narrow canyon and along narrow ridge.
Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike. Click here for more information.
Contact Hike Leader: Scott Connelly: email click here
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. Departure is at 9 AM. Distance to trailhead is 11 miles.
Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.
No dogs or pets allowed in the Preserve.
Photos prior hike click here and 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: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com 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.