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Tahquitz Canyon

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Address: 500 W Mesquite Ave, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8391
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One of our favorite canyon hikes in Palm Springs.

We hiked this wonderful 2 mile trail in mid February on a relatively cool and sunny afternoon. We recommend this trail for anyone visiting Palm Springs who has an interest in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We hiked this wonderful 2 mile trail in mid February on a relatively cool and sunny afternoon. We recommend this trail for anyone visiting Palm Springs who has an interest in nature, Native American History and beautiful scenery. The hike can be described as between easy and moderate in terms of climbing and distance. The trail follows a river and... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the ranger-led hike and thought it was great. It's very rocky and steep in places and was a challenge for an older man in our group, but the ranger stops frequently to point out the desert flora. In fact, our ranger had written a book about the plants of the desert that was for sale in the gift... More 

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Thank Mary H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hiking these hills in the secluded canyon will bring you a state of serenity and peace that reflects the values of the First Americans...

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our guide Jonathan was fabulous - we made many stops along the way to learn about the native plants, rock formations and the native ancestors who lived here. His infinite patience and thoughtful detail made it a great hike for our group young and old alike. The waterfall was a super destination! In warmer weather we would have gone in... More 

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Barrington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's pretty rare to find a fast flowing waterfall in the middle of the desert but his hike had it. The hike itself isn't too difficult. There are some steeper steps but nothing too strenuous. It took about 90 minutes with 3 of us moving at a decent pace and stopping throughout to get some pics. Plus it was only... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you've got knee, hip, or ankle problems, this hike will totally push you to your limits. The trail is great, but there are a lot of big steps - 10" and higher that require a huge effort both up and down. Definitely a walking stick hike as a mis-step would lead to injuries on all the sharp edged rocks.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very lovely walk through the canyon. the whole area is great - a must see! Wonderful homes in the area

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Grand Terrace, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One mile and beautiful waterfall at the top. Not sure I would go during July-Aug. The parking is close and the view is to die for... One of many small hikes I would recommend.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the hike to the waterfalls. With all the recent rain in California it was nice to have the river flowing through the canyon, and of course the waterfalls. The hike is scenic and moderately difficult. We saw a family of bighorn sheep probably 500 feet above us. What a treat!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently signed on for a ranger led of Tahquitz Canyon near Palm Springs. Glad we went with the ranger as he was a fund of information on the native tribe that lived in this area several thousand years ago. He was also very knowledgable about the plants and shrubs they used for food and medicine. The views all the... More 

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