Flat Cat Canyon Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This extreme trek up a densely vegetated, boulder-populated ravine offers a sense of accomplishment at hike’s end. But expect a tough climb, eking out a route as you scale boulders toward a hidden palm oasis at 2,500 feet (a 1,700-foot elevation gain). Don’t attempt this hike unless you’re experienced and physically prepared for a tough challenge; also, make sure you have plenty of water and lots of time for a slow, grueling pace. Ravine temperatures can drop significantly from those on the desert floor, so wear layers to escape a chill. Also consider a double layer of pants to protect your skin from tangles with prevalent and unforgiving acacia catclaw. And be aware of any expected bad weather—you don’t want to get caught in this steep canyon ravine in storms and flooding. Outstanding Features: Desert flowers, rock formations, expansive view of the desert valley, palm oasis, and trickling water."