This scenic desert hiking trail follows an uplifted section of the Mission Creek Fault, which is part of the San Andreas Fault system. It returns via a section of sandy desert wash. At the end of the trail is the beautiful Pushawalla Palms Oasis, located in a deep canyon carved by flash floods over the years. Here the trees obtain water from where seismic action has breached underlying rock and directed water to the surface.
Best suited for early morning or evening hikes, this trail loop is 5 miles, and difficulty level ranges from easy to moderate. It can take about four hours to complete. TAKE PLENTY OF WATER! Enjoy the unique desert Flora and Fauna along the way.
Cache container is a decon container, painted in earth tones. Contents include assorted geoswag, logbook, geo-letter and pencils.
***WARNING***...Due to recent vehicle vandalism at the trailhead parking area, it is advisable that you park at the 1000 Palms Oasis visitor center. The visitor center is another 100 yards up the road and has an easy trail back over to the Pushawalla trailhead.
**** We suggest doing these caches in reverse order****