This hike offers scenic views of Palm Springs and the San Jacinto Mountains after a steep climb up the Garstin Trail. We plan to hike at a leisurely pace, starting and ending at Barona Road in south Palm Springs. This popular hike will be on our calendar again on March 3—please choose one date to register for.
Meeting Place: Garstin Trailhead on Barona Rd. Driving east on Bogert Trail road, cross the bridge over the wash and take the first left turn onto Barona Road. The trailhead is at the end of the cul de sac. There is limited street parking nearby so carpooling is encouraged and may be offered by participants.
Meeting Time: We will gather about 8:45 a.m. to begin hiking at 9 a.m.
* Moderate: generally suitable for novice hikers who want a bit of a challenge. The terrain will involve a moderate incline and may have some steeper sections.
Contact Hike Leader Howard Goldberg email or at 917-692-5873 with any questions.
Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (2 liters recommended), snacks, sun protection, layered clothing. If wind is in the forecast, bring an appropriate hat and jacket. Carry Emergency Contact Information.
Inclement weather or recent heavy rain may affect plans for this winter hike.
Health Problems/Allergies: Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike.
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.