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Hike Palm Springs With Amazing Views

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2 adults
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I provide water, a snack, a backpack & a hiking pole for each hiker. We'll be hiking in the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument on Native American land on some the best trails in the area. I know these trails very well and the best lookout points along the way to enjoy some of the most beautiful views of the Palm Springs desert & far beyond. You'll be able to see desert vegetation/plants & cacti close up as we hike along the trails. You'll see from the desert valley floor below all the way up to beautiful mountain peaks, all while getting in some great exercise. I'll point out interesting landmarks along the way, like the very unique Bob Hope house, Mount San Gorgonio (the tallest mountain in So Cal), Indian Canyons & other points of interest. Now that it's winter the endangered Peninsular Bighorn Sheep have returned so maybe we'll see some, I've seen them in this area before. There will be lots of opportunities for taking beautiful scenic photos during the hike.
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Departure Point
Garstin Trailhead, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • I will provide 1 Backpack & 1 Hiking Pole for each guest to borrow.
  • I will provide water for each hiker.
  • I'll provide 1 granola bar for each hiker,
  • Bring an electrolye drink if it's a warm/hot day to replace electolytes lost from sweat
  • Bring a salty snack if it's a warm/hot day to maintain sodium levels lost through sweating.
  • Bring a hat, sunglasses & wear sunscreen.
  • Wear shoes with a sturdy sole & good tread. I wear trail running shoes for example.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • All participants need to be reasonably healthy & fit cause we'll be hiking uphill & downhill with some rough uneven sections & an elevation gain of about 1000 feet.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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jpal26 wrote a review Mar 2020
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Carlos did an excellent job ! Without him our group probably would have got lost. Not recommended for someone who is out of shape especially after having baby with a c-section.
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Date of experience: February 2020
142kimberlyw wrote a review Mar 2020
Jacksonville, Florida2 contributions
This was my first time mountain hiking and I have to say I wish I could do it every week! Our guide was prepared with our backpacks full of water an snacks, he explained the basic rules and how to use our poles he provided. He was excited to share his knowledge of the local
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Date of experience: March 2020
Expedition318599 wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Carlos took us a hike that challenged all of our group of 6. We are thankful for the opportunity to really spend over 5 hours in the desert, enjoying the majestic beauty of these mountains. Carlos supplied us with backpacks, walking sticks, plenty of water and granola bars. We
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Date of experience: March 2020
Barbara P wrote a review Mar 2020
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Carlos is fantastic and the hike was wonderful! Carlos is a kind, considerate guide attentive to the needs of his hikers. He is well informed about the natural wonders of the landscape and the geography all around the area. We enjoyed being with him every step of the way!
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Date of experience: March 2020
972rich wrote a review Mar 2020
Norwood, Massachusetts1 contribution
Carlos has a great disposition and very accommodating. He offers water, snacks and a backpack. He is the perfect guide with just the right amount of information without being to talkative.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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david h
Murray Hill
Carlo was great, we had a super fun climb and would highly suggest that anyone that enjoys hiking try it.
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Loved the hike! Carlos is great!!!
Carlos is great!!! I loved the hike - fun, challenging, and great views of the Bob Hope House and exclusive homes a
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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