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Address: P O Box 554, Palm Springs, CA 92263
Phone Number: 760 413-1575
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Description: Providing magical hiking & walking wilderness experiences. Allow yourself...
Providing magical hiking & walking wilderness experiences. Allow yourself to re-connect with nature and the peacefulness within. Joshua Tree NP, Indian Canyons, San Andreas fault, San Jacinto State park, all just waiting for you to Discover! 20 years of professionally guided trips in the deserts, mountains & canyons in Palm Springs, Ca. We guarantee a great experience!
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Solo hiker

Enjoyed hiking the Palm Springs canyons and surrounding mountains with thanks to Scott! Traveling on my own, i needed some guidance and "company" in venturing into the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Enjoyed hiking the Palm Springs canyons and surrounding mountains with thanks to Scott! Traveling on my own, i needed some guidance and "company" in venturing into the wilderness... Feeling very fortunate to have been welcomed to join different groups that Scott was taking out. He made those little side adventures possible, fun and really enjoyable... Thanks Scott for your stories,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Scott took us on a great adventure in JTN. He guided us 2 miles into the desert to see an old homestead. It was wonderful being in the middle of the park without any sign of civilization, other than the remnants of the life of an eccentric miner long gone. He then took us on a hike and rock scramble... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We just returned home from a trip to Palm Springs. JNP was the draw and thank goodness we went with Scott! He was so knowledgeable and experienced, and well-prepared! Even having him travel in our vehicle provided even more information. However there are many things to check out around JNP so may be nice to have the freedom to extend... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Thanks, I'm happy I got to spend a great day, with fun people, in a magical outdoor wilderness! I'm always grateful when folks appreciate what goes into making a memorable outing. Scott More 

sharon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

I emailed and spoke with Scott quite a few times before meeting up for our hikes. Our first, which we did with another couple, was led by Matt, one of Scott's guides. Matt expertly guided us through the Painted and Ladder Canyons and we had a great time climbing up and down ladders to get to other trails and enjoyed... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Thanks a bunch Lori for taking the time for this nice response. I'm glad you felt well taken care of, as this truly is our main goal, (I'm sure Matt would agree). We appreciated your interest while on the tours, & our pleased to be a part of your Palm Springs experience. Scott More 

Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had a fantastic day with Scott in Joshua Tree NP. It was a real highlight of our trip with our family including 2 girls 11&13. They commented how much they enjoyed their time with Scott and how he was a real person who just talked to them rather than a tour guide with a microphone. He tailored the trip... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Really appreciate your kind response. It's always fun to get the kids scrambling around the boulders, and the added bonus of letting them have a couple snowball "fights" to bout, in the desert, no less! Scott More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Scott is great! He's knowledgeable, very friendly, quite chatty, and supper accommodating. Quite frankly, having him as your local guide will change your experience in Palm Springs. We learned so much about the local flora, fauna, geology, history, and we even had time to philosophize! I would recommend him in a heartbeat.

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Thanks a bunch for your review! We do my best to share our decades of knowledge with our guests, and it's so nice when people like yourselves acknowledge what a difference having an experienced guide can make on their treks! Scott More 

Davis, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Our family of four (including two teen boys) had a great time with Scott Scott (yes, that's his real name) on three hikes over three days in the week after Christmas. Scott was extremely accommodating and friendly - we all loved him. We hiked the first day at the nearby Indian Canyons (10" drive from our hotel), and also the... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

I really appreciate your thorough & informative response, which I believe will help others when selecting options for 'fun in the sun" here in Palm Springs. It was a lot of fun to take your family to different areas, and challenge your boys (& parents!) on some off-trail treks. Scott More 

Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Hiked Murray Canyon to Seven Sisters Falls with Scott and it was perfect. Scott's a great guide with a wealth of local knowledge and a real passion for the area. I was alone so he made sure to match me up with someone that was very compatible which made it that much more fun. I would highly recommend booking a... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

I appreciate your kind words regarding our hike together! It's always great to have folks who enjoy the beautiful wilderness like we do. Scott More 

Crofton, Maryland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
27 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My family (daughters 10 and 14) went on the Indian Canyons Tour with Scott and it was the highlight of the trip. We hiked several miles over mostly gently rolling paths and saw three waterfalls. He explained the native plants and answered lots of questions from my teenagers. He was always pointed out and tasted edible plants that we found... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to write your thoughtful review! More 

Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

There are probably lot's of ways to "see" Joshua Tree, but if you want to really experience Joshua Tree, feel the drama and beauty, learn about the rock formations, the trees, plants, the history and get thoughtful answers to just about any question you could ask, you want to discover Joshua Tree with Scott. Discovery Hiking Tours isn't a job... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Evy, thanks for our 1st 10 Star review, ha! It was great to spend the day with you & the other nice couple in our magical Nat'l park of Joshua Tree. It's always a pleasure having folks on our tours that are so interested & willing to explore some of the intriguing hidden gems of this area., Glad we were... More 

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