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Address: Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number: 800/790-3398
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Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage

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There is a lot more to it than "dirt and rocks" Take serious hiking shoes and apparel. You can get by ok, we saw people in flat Keds-like shoes, halter tops, and sandals. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Milford, Connecticut
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Milford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

There is a lot more to it than "dirt and rocks" Take serious hiking shoes and apparel. You can get by ok, we saw people in flat Keds-like shoes, halter tops, and sandals. We saw a rattle snake (close up). It is not Disney Land. It is beautiful but needs to be taken seriosly

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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were a bit skeptical after paying the entrance fee of $32 for two adults and two teens but once we parked at the "Trading Post" and looked down; it was clear that we were in a very special place. After a downward switchback type hike of around 5 minutes we entered a magnificent forest of giant palm trees unlike... More 

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Opatija, Croatia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Don't miss this wonder of nature just outside of Palm Springs. Many of the palm trees are over 1000 years old and the density of the trees and the wonderful walking paths are breath-taking. Also, at the entrance to the trails near the souvenir store, take a rest and watch the many hummingbirds that buzz around with delight. the souvenir... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

tons of shops restaurants etc, some construction areas shut down. street fair on thurs night is fantastic. nice place to walk on a balmy evening.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It really is an oasis in the desert! The hike is not too hard. The admission of $9 per adult is a bit stiff.

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Santa Ynez, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We did the short version (2 miles RT) of Palm Canyon and really enjoyed it. The concentration of palms is fascinating to see. Make sure and drink lots of water.

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Chino, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The mountain views are awesome! The quietness of the area is just what we needed. It is close to downtown, but away from town just enough so one can enjoy the peacefulness of the desert.

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Lake Forest, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

March 18, 2015. Overcast but warm. Always brings water!! More than you think you will need. Took Palm Canyon about 3/4 miles thru a forest of palms. Flocks of Robins in water and eating in the palms. Tons of different lizards all around. Trail then gives you options and we stayed on Palm Canyon which then climbed and left the... More 

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Yukon, Oklahoma, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If Golf is what you love this is your place, never have I seen so many courses. Sunny and warm most of the time, low winds perfect for winter get away. Not exactly what I expected, old part of the city was just that old. a lot under construction the nicer area's were South 50 miles or so. If you... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Well worth it. We hiked around for about 4 hours and could have hiked for longer. There are various trails with gorgeous views of the mountains and the palm trees. Such a cool experience seeing all the palm trees right there in the middle of the desert!

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