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Murray Canyon Trail

Palm Springs, CA
760-325-3400
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Ranked #20 of 65 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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193 reviews 193 reviews
78 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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206 reviews 206 reviews
34 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
65 helpful votes 65 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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