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Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 03/19/21022

This guided-only hike takes you into the remote upper sections of Seminole Canyon boundaries, where the participants will be led to several remnant-sites of the Southern Pacific railroad-era (1882--1892) and to the Seminole Watering Hole, a historical stopover/camp site for the U.S. Army's Detachment Black Seminole-Indian Scouts and their Lt. John L. Bullis.

Why is this a guided hike? This is for you safety and protection of the cultural and natural resources. The park only supplies guide(s) for the hike, they and the park do not carry any of the participants gear.

Who provides the guide(s)? The park provides an approved guide ,either staff or docent. The guide(s) move at a comfortable pace and group stays together.

Who can participate in this hike? Almost anyone, considered in good health, have an average/normal upper and lower-body strength, be comfortable with traversing uneven terrain, dense brush and good balance. This hike is very strenuous for small children and not suitable for strollers.

How long is the hike? This hike is about 4 hours in time and 2.5 miles in length.

Is there a set number of people allowed on the hike? Yes, there is a minimum of 25. 

Is there an age limit? If you are under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must actively accompany you on this hike

Can I bring my dog? No, pets are not allowed. For the safety of both your pet and the park's wildlife. This is a wild park, in which your pet will be in an unfamiliar environment, may panic, break away from your control, get lost and/or chase and hurt wildlife.

When can I register for this hike? Registering is permitted only 30 days before the hike date.

How much is this hike, how and when do I pay? The tour is $12.00 regardless of age. Click here to reserve a spot on the tour. 

Where does the preregistered hikers meet and what time? You should arrive at the Headquarters Building between 8-8:20 am, process and make payment of the appropriate fees (entry, camping and hike separate).

When is the hike cancelled and do they get rescheduled? Rapid and changing severe weather is the major factor in the decision to cancel the hike which include: rain/wet conditions or other declared hazardous/unsafe activity. Advance notice maybe possible. In the event of a cancellation, hikes are not rescheduled.

What do I bring for the tour? You are responsible for yourself, bring snacks/medications (time does not allow for a long break) and water.  Please plan accordingly to the current weather conditions and dress appropriately.