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Murray Canyon Trail

Palm Springs, CA
760-325-3400
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Ranked #22 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Hiking
Description: Located in the Indian Canyons, this trail passes some uniquely amazing desert vegetation, such as the yellow creosote flowers.
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Wading River, New York
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165 reviews 165 reviews
63 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is any easy hike for all fitness levels. It starts out in the shade of magnificent palm trees, but continues in the sun. There are several picnic tables in the shady spots. The only bathrooms are port-a-potties in the parking lot.

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B.C.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a very nice moderate hike through the canyon with some tricky areas. We had to use stepping stones across streams a few times but no big deal. There is some shade on this one.

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Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

great trail. not too long. crosses a stream (just some water; not really a stream) several times. Fun waterfall at the end for a great photo op.

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Richmond, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

because I love the solitude you experience in this wonderful, spiritual place. DO NOT GO HERE - I want it only for myself!

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

You will not be disappointed it's a wonderful hike with great views. Very easy to get to from anywhere in Palm Springs

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Hermosa Beach, California
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I loved seeing towering palms surrounding a stream amidst boulders and desert brush. An oasis in the desert.

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Northern California
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199 reviews 199 reviews
34 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

There is so much history in the Palm Springs Canyons. We talked to a ranger/guide before beginning the walk along the trail and he gave us lots of interesting information regarding the area. We thoroughly enjoyed the casual walk through the many palm trees and native plants and ran into very nice people along the way. We were there approximately... More

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Auburn, Al
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This was our first experience with a desert oasis, and it was striking. The Sonoran Desert around Palm Springs is stark, barren, and bleak, but where a spring-fed stream breaks through, the Calfornia fan palms form a wonderful canopy of lush vegetation and cool shade. The Murray canyon trail is in the Indian Canyons of the Cahuilla Reservation, which requires... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This hike starts in the desert for about a half mile but then turns in the canyon and you find an oasis. The trail follows a stream up into the canyon, most of it under a canopy of huge palm trees. We got to a waterfall that we thought was the end, but luckily other hikers showed us where to... More

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San Ramon, California
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35 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

4-mile hike through an oasis, along a stream with palm trees providing the canopy. A gem of a hike right in Palm springs. Don't miss, especially if you are into moderate hikes. See my review on Indian canyons for details

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