Join us for this new winter 2024 hike in the Bear Creek Wash. This hike is rated as easy with a distance of 4 miles and an elevation gain of approximately 325 feet.
The trail winds through a sandy wash with uneven terrain. As the wash narrows there will be some rocks and small boulders to hike around and step over. Along the way, we’ll discuss the plants that populate the desert wash; how these plants have adapted to these extreme environmental conditions; how the Cahuilla people used these native plants to survive for thousands of years; and the geologic forces that formed these mountains and canyons.
During the hike we’ll have outstanding views of La Quinta Cove and the Santa Rosa Mountains. Bring 2 liters of water, snacks, wear closed-toed shoes, a sun hat and sunscreen. Sorry, no dogs allowed on this trail.
RSVP is required and you must bring your ticket with you for check-in 15 minutes prior to start time. Ticket reservations begin 14 days prior to the event. A suggested nonrefundable donation of $5.00 per person is appreciated and encouraged to support our volunteer programs. For more information contact the Visitor Center: 760-862-9984.
Note: We will meet at the Cove Oasis Trailhead parking lot. View map/UTM coordinates: 33.64875, -116.31708
Sponsored by Friends of the Desert Mountains. Visit our website at www.DesertMountains.org
RSVP by clicking: https://www.desertmountains.org/calendar/bearcreek3-15
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