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Palm Canyon

Address: Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number: 800/790-3398
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Ranked #9 of 101 things to do in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Deserts, Canyons, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
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Type: Deserts, Canyons, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage

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toronto
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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

beautiful, calm, birds, rangers great, history great, waterfalls perfect time of year. blossoms, hiking was not difficult, so different

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Los Angeles, California
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472 reviews 472 reviews
95 attraction reviews
426 helpful votes 426 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I wanted to visit this place for a long time, but it never worked out when we came to Palms Springs. Finally made it, payed the 9 dollars to get in and did a couple of miles. Nice place to plan a pic nick. There are also ranger lead walks at 10 AM, but unfortunately we missed it

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Located in the south part of Palm Springs. Cost to get in. Has the largest concentration of Palm Trees in the world…over 3,000. There is a gift shop at the top of the road. Must see if you visit Palm Springs.

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Rutherford, NJ
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The Joshua Tree Adventure Tour by Adventure Hummer Tours was terrific. The open air Hummer was well equipped for the exciting non-paved trails up into Joshua Tree National Park. Our guide, Don Scrivens, was excellent and is a well-informed naturalist of the desert and a historian of the area. We also visited Thousand Palms Oasis which was also interesting. The... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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54 reviews 54 reviews
3 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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371 reviews 371 reviews
168 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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