- Wednesday, April 6, 9:00am – 1:00pm
- Meet Location: at Smoke Tree Shopping Center parking lot along Sunrise in front of 533 Viet Fusion and the Post Office Map click here
- Time: 4.5 hours
- Trail Length: 6 miles
- Hiking time: 3-4 hours
- Total Elevation Gain: 500’
- Difficulty Rating: Moderate +
- Type: Trail
- Trail Route: Out and back
Note: The Indian Canyons website has a map that shows most of this hike as easy. The gradual ascent is mostly easy but with a few strenuous sections and several stream crossings. We rate it moderate-plus based on past GOPS experience with this hike.
Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (2 liters recommended), lunch and snacks. Hat, sunscreen and layered clothing are recommended.
Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE).
Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required.
Contact: Howard Goldberg email click here
Cost: Each participant must pay the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation entry fee ($12 per person, $7 for seniors 62+) at the Indian Canyons tollgate, just past the south end of South Palm Canyon Drive. Because cars may be lined up at the tollgate in season, carpooling is encouraged. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share. Drivers should proceed to the Andreas Canyon parking lot (a clearly marked right turn after the tollgate). After passing the porta potties, turn left and drive or walk across the bridge to the Murray Canyon Trailhead sign.
Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels
We will hike to a waterfall in the Indian Canyons, see an unusual variety of desert vegetation, including California fan palms, and uniquely colorful rocks and boulders. We will cross back and forth over a stream several times on large rocks that can be slippery if the weather has not been dry. Trekking poles may be helpful.
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.