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Just 10 minuted derive from town takes you to a different world. It fits the name of Palm Springs. Spent about 2 hours for easy hiking on Palm Trail. It was very nice to hike along palm trees in the desert mountains. You could spend...More
Indian Canyons has various hiking trails to fit your level of difficulty! Beautiful scenery and wonderful hiking experiences. Our particular group had seniors and youth and all were able to complete the hike in great shape. The beautiful scenery makes the Indian Canyons a perfect...More
This is a great hiking area...we walked 3 miles in and 3 back....even on a warm day it's nice because of all the palm trees. You can just imagine the Indians in the old days living under the canopy provided by the tall palm trees
There are three different trails here. We did a short 3 mile loop off the 15 mile Palm Canyon trail. The trail is easy to follow but expect it to get narrow and rocky in places with hills and steep drop offs: I’m not sure...More
This was a lovely warm day in Palm Springs. My husband and daughter and son in law visited here. It has great trails for hiking. Unfortunately I have a bad knee so it is not for anyone seniors especially that do not have great strength...More
We weren't sure what to expect. Indian Canyons was suggested by the owner of an ice cream store in Palm Springs. He said there were lots of palm trees. He was right! There was a nature trail that was about a mile loop. We walked...More
This was our first hike in Palm Springs and what a great introduction. The hikes are not difficult but it's amazing to see a palm oasis in the midst of the desert.
The trails are well marked and maintained but you need a map if...More
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Part of the short (1 mile) walk is past a shady stream, so the heat isn't a problem for the whole hike. Great opportunity to experience a real oasis. Having said that - go early in the day. Very worth it. We were then in... More
Part of the short (1 mile) walk is past a shady stream, so the heat isn't a problem for the whole hike. Great opportunity to experience a real oasis. Having said that - go early in the day. Very worth it. We were then in 107 degree heat - and it was still a great walk. There are longer walks led by rangers. We didn't have time - but look into that
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I drove out to Twenty Nine Palms from LA two weeks ago. It took about three hours. Palm Springs is closer, so count on at least two hours on the road. It really depends where in LA you are coming from and if you are going... More
I drove out to Twenty Nine Palms from LA two weeks ago. It took about three hours. Palm Springs is closer, so count on at least two hours on the road. It really depends where in LA you are coming from and if you are going weekend or weekday, rush hour or not, because the traffic in Los Angeles itself is the worst and can add a lot of time to the trip.
If you have only the one day, I would initiate the drive before dawn, to avoid traffic and take advantage of the most daylight hours.
It really depends what you want to do.
If you are a shopper, you can spend all day shopping. There are all sorts of upscale malls and stores, as well as quite a few of my favorite bargain shopping places when I am in the United States--Ross for Less.
If you are a sightseer, many people take the tramway up the mountain.
If you are a nature lover but not a hiker, there is a great botanical gardens.
Myself, I had come to hike.
So, I spent the day hiking in the oases in the canyons.
What I would recommend is Tahquitz Canyon in the morning and Indian Canyons thereafter. You can get a coupon at Indian Canyons that will give you a couple of dollars off at Tahquitz, but Tahquitz is a climb and not a great idea to do second, in the heat of the day. Though you could--it is still winter and cooler and people do.
If you want to do several things, start with the canyons--they close at 5 and you have to be out well before then.
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This question was posted three months ago and I was just in Indian Canyons two weeks ago, but here are some ideas in Indian Canyons that you can do with someone in an electric wheelchair, if other family members are... More
This question was posted three months ago and I was just in Indian Canyons two weeks ago, but here are some ideas in Indian Canyons that you can do with someone in an electric wheelchair, if other family members are interested in doing a bit of hiking.
The road to the trading post is paved.
The trading post itself is very interesting.
It is well stocked with all sorts of things Indian--pottery, jewellery, books,clothing, and knickknacks of every sort.
One can spend enjoyable time browsing here.
There is an overlook adjacent to the trading post where one can look directly down into Palm Canyon and get a good view of the majestic palms. Similarly, one can look out on the canyon from the opposite side of the parking lot and get a feel for the desert scenery.
Neither West Fork Falls or the Palm Canyon trails are accessible by wheelchair, and neither is the Andreas Loop.
But, you can drive into the Andreas Loop parking lot. It is not paved, but I think a good electric wheelchair should not have a problem with it. The ranger talk is given at a picnic table just off the parking lot.
The Andreas Loop is great and takes forty five minutes to an hour (depending how many times you stop to take pictures, which you will be very tempted to do). A good short hike for the able.
Not sure if it is worth the admission price to you, but even just driving the roads through the canyons that are paved, one can get a very good idea of the contrast between the desert and the oases.