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San Diego, CA+1-858-483-6780
09 - Feb
(Nearby Event: Family, Sports & Recreation)
Where:San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, San Diego, California, United States, 92101
Explore the vegetation, bird, and animal life of the five palm groves, two of which have spring-fed surface water. Look for the unique torote tree, also called the elephant tree. This is an intermediate 4 mile hike with an elevation gain/loss of up to 500 feet. 9 AMñ1 PM. (Ocotillo) From I-8, exit on Imperial Hwy. (S-2) at Ocotillo. Turn left on S-2 and go 17.3 miles to about 0.1 mile before mile marker 47 (decreasing numbers). Turn left at the signed Mountain Palm Springs Campground entrance and follow a short dirt road to the end. Meet the Canyoneer host at the trailhead. Facilities are available at the campground. (GPS N32.862550, W116.218790) We are always hoping to see wildlife. Please leave dogs at home and come enjoy nature. About Nature Hikes: Canyoneers are San Diego Natural History Museum volunteers trained to teach appreciation of plants and animals in southern California. Walks are open to the public; no reservations are required. For more information visit the Canyoneer hikes page--https://www.sdnhm.org/calendar/public-programs/canyoneer-hikes/
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