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Interpretative Guided Hike, Art Smith Trail

Friday, February 12 at 9:00am to 11:30am

Art Smith Trailhead Parking Lot Highway 74, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Join our volunteers on a guided hike through the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument! You will see excellent views of the Coachella Valley and learn the history of the area. You will see many unique desert plants and learn how they survive the long hot summers. There are lizards and animals on the trail including a chance to see the endangered Peninsular bighorn sheep with one of their newborns.

The distance may be 3-4 miles with elevation gain of 500 to 800 feet. Sign up now, as space is limited. Due to public health regulations, you will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

RSVP is required and you must bring your ticket with you for check-in at 8:45 AM. Ticket sales begins 14 days prior to the event. Sorry, no dogs allowed.

Your tax deductible, suggested donation of $5.00 per person is appreciated and encouraged to support our volunteer programs. Note: We will meet in the Art Smith Trailhead parking area approximately 100 feet past the Visitor Center Driveway. Bring 2 liters of water, snacks, wear closed-toed shoes, hat, sunscreen.

For more information call: 760-568-9918 ext. 27.

Sponsored by Friends of the Desert Mountains. Visit our website at

Event Type

Hiking / Biking


Palm Desert





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