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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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Indian Canyons Hike

For a couple of novice hikers Scott had my boyfriend & I covered with his knowledge of the area and general friendly, chatty banter. Scott shares his stories & expertise as he... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

For a couple of novice hikers Scott had my boyfriend & I covered with his knowledge of the area and general friendly, chatty banter. Scott shares his stories & expertise as he takes you through the Canyon. He gives you a profound appreciation for hiking and adventure seeking. He will provide you with appropriate hats, as well as hiking fanny... More 

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

Thanks Priscilla, It was a pleasure introducing both of you to some fun hiking. I'm sure you have some great areas to explore back home now too. Glad you enjoyed the photos, it's a fun addition to our tours, and nice memories as well. Look forward to your return. Happy trails, Scott More 

Huntington Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I've done two hikes with Trail Discovery and Scott really makes the experience an enjoyable one. He is knowledgable, friendly, competent, fun to be around and provides a fabulous experience. Last year, we hiked from the top of the tram with him into the wilderness area, great views! Yesterday, we hiked Painted and Ladder Canyons, an outstanding outing that we... More 

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

Thanks Carolyn, for taking the time to review our service. I've enjoyed both our hikes, two really different areas to keep it interesting. Look forward to exploring yet another magical location here in the Palm Springs / Coachella Valley with you! Scott More 

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Thank you Scott for another awesome hike! Your willingness to share your knowledge and history of the trails along with your passion for adventure is what makes hiking with you a unique experience. However, I am most grateful for your intuitiveness and watchful eye. The coiled and hissing red diamond back rattler was exciting, but i"m glad you were in... More 

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

Hi Teri, It's always great fun to hike with you, (with or w/ out your Chicago pals). I enjoy the fitness hikes a bunch, and you're always up for the challenge. It's great to converse on a deeper level. That Red Diamond rattler was being extra protective, (it may have been a pregnant mother ready to give birth). See you... More 

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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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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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice comments, I'm glad you we're able to experience a couple very different wilderness areas the Coachella Valley has to offer. cheers, Scott More 

2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Victoria, Thanks for that informative & sincere review. It's always great fun to spend time in nature with appreciative & engaged folks! Happy trails, Scott More 

Edmonton, Canada
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61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

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Address: P O Box 554, Palm Springs, CA 92263
Phone Number: 760 413-1575
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs

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