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Vargas Palms Hike


March 22, 2024    
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Hikers will journey through a variety of habitats including desert wash, sand dunes, rocky canyon and native palm oasis. Cameras recommended for this famous view of Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. Wildlife watching opportunities and vistas are stunning!

The hike to a less traveled destination is moderate with 570 feet elevation and 4.5 miles round trip. The last 500 feet to the oasis will involve scrambling around large boulders which adds to the fun.

Bring snacks and 2 liters of water per person. Wear close-toed shoes, sun hat and sunscreen; recommend long pants for scrambling. Bring a small towel for possible water crossings. Sorry no dogs are 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 tax-deductible donation of $5.00 per person is appreciated and encouraged to support our volunteer programs. For more information contact the Visitor Center at 760-862-9984.

Click here for map/UTM coordinates: 33.899136, -116.679622

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

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