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Upper Canyon Half-Day Guided Hike 10/16/2021

Limited to 25 participants and online registration required. 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. Participants are expected to stay with the group and listen to the guides(s) instructions.

Who provides the guide(s)? The park provides an approved guide. 

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 lasts about 4 hours and is 2.5 miles in length.

Is there a set number of people allowed on the hike? Yes, limited to 10 participants and please only reserve for yourself/family.

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. past participates agree that the hike is difficult for small children (no strollers).

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 and how do I register for this hike? Registering will begin 30 days before the hike by clicking on this link to open the online reservation system.

Please note there is a separate Park's daily entry fee.

How much is this hike? The tour cost is $12.00 regardless of age and this does not include the Park's daily entrance fee (also payable at time of tour ticket registration).

When is the hike cancelled? Rapid and changing severe weather is the major factor in the decision to cancel the hike, including: rain/wet conditions or other declared hazardous/unsafe activity. 

Do the hikes get rescheduled? No

What do I bring for the tour? You are responsible for yourself, water, snacks/light lunch,  (time does not allow for a long break). and sunscreen. Please plan accordingly for the current weather conditions and dress appropriately (long sleeves, closed shoes and hat).