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Murray Canyon Trail

Palm Springs, CA
760-325-3400
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Ranked #21 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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B.C.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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175 reviews 175 reviews
28 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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40 helpful votes 40 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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Yucaipa, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This is an automatic, predictable great trail on the reservation (I think about $10 per car on the reservation). Trail head is easy to get to. Like most hikes, the trail itself is the attraction, not the final destination. There is one area that is an easy scramble near the end, but hey, just do it on your butt if... More

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