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Palm Canyon

Address: Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number: 800/790-3398
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Ranked #9 of 59 Attractions in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Deserts, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
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Type: Canyons, Deserts, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage

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Scarborough, Maine
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54 reviews 54 reviews
3 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We hike Palm Canyon every time we visit Borrego Springs. This year was our fourth or fifth time hiking it. We usually take the "easy" path one direction and the "alternate route" the other direction to mix things up a bit. We have seen big-horned sheep only once, though I know they are frequently spotted along the trail near the... More 

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Minneapolis
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

You have to pay to play, but the facilities, roads and grounds are very well kept. Went for a 4 mile loop hike and enjoyed out stay.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very pretty hike. The palm trees were very tall and beautiful...felt like we were in a cathedral. We did not do the entire hike, but even the first portion was absolutely stunning! The reflection of the palm trees in the water was beautiful. I had never seen an oasis before. What a treat! There is a food stand and visitor... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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365 reviews 365 reviews
165 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The photo that TripAdvisor has selected to represent this attraction should be changed. If you are thinking about doing the Palm Canyon hike, click through the other photos to get more of a sense of what this hike is like. You do not have to do the entire length of the Palm Canyon Hike! You can do a short hike... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This place is intense. Last year at this time, it was unseasonably hot and we were very lost. The lesser known trails are not always well marked. This year it was unseasonably cold and it rained when we returned. The clouds in the sky (as well as a rainbow at one point) made the desert terrain far more interesting. Very... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Entry fee is per person, not per carload, making this an expensive hiking location. There is a giftshop at the end of the parking lot. The trail from the parking lot to the Palm Canyon Trail trailhead is steep. There is no water available at the trailhead, and only portapotty restrooms. The Palm Canyon hike is short, along a stream,... More 

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Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We thought that it couldn't get any better than the Andreas Canyon part of the Indian Canyon Reservation, but Palm Canyon proved us wrong. What a magnificent multi-varied, huddled collage of palms, desert plants, hills, gestural rock faces, "creeky" rivulets, croaking frogs, and even some rather hidden small hot water springs and waterfalls (ask a ranger). The whole walk/hike was... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We walked a circuit from the visitors center through the impressive Palm grove and then returned via the high route. It was a fairly easy route and not too hot (Nov.) but one still needs to be prepared with water and good sun protection.

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

After a short talk with the friendly park ranger we decided for a 3 miles loop down the Palm Canyon and back on the canyon ridge. It was very nice and easy, we loved it.

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Calgary, Canada
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271 reviews 271 reviews
41 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Palm Canyon is part of the Indian Canyons park. The trail itself is beside the stream that runs through the canyon. There are palm trees all along the trail and it is mostly shaded. At one mile, the trail splits into other trails and you have the choice to return to the trading post along the hillside route, which is... More 

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