Thursday and Saturday Morning Guided Hikes up mountain trails



January 2 through April 26, 2014
9 am to 11:30 am


PALM DESERT – Friends and volunteers lead guided hikes on the Randall Henderson and Art Smith Trails in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains, starting at the National Monument Visitor Center.

Hike leaders will discuss the plants, animals, geology, and cultural history of the Coachella Valley.

Hikers may see bighorn sheep, desert tortoises, and spring wildflowers.


VISITOR CENTERLocation: Hikes depart from the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center.

Hikes are rated easy to moderate, and are approximately 2-4 miles round trip.

Bring at least two liters of water, sun protection, and wear appropriate attire, including closed toe shoes.

Hikes are limited to 30 participants. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information call 760-862-9984 or check the Friends of the Desert Mountains Facebook Page.