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Trail Discovery Hiking Tours

Address: P O Box 554, Palm Springs, CA 92263
Phone Number: 760 413-1575
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Ranked #2 of 63 Activities in Palm Springs
Owner description: Providing magical hiking & walking wilderness experiences. Allow yourself to re-connect with nature...
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Owner description: 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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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

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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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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Davis, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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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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Massachusetts
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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 

England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The guided walk with Scott was fantastic. He took us places we wouldn't have been confident enough to go on our own. A great experience for anyone wanting to see the desert with an experienced, fun and pleasant guide. An excellent contrast to the "usual" California experience.

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

Thanks for your nice review. We do our best to show our guests some of the out of the way areas that would be difficult for hikers to find on their own. I really enjoyed getting to know the two of you, and look forward to another fun adventure, when ol England gets too cold & damp! Scott 2 More 

Lake George, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

Our guide first established what we wanted to experience as well as our fitness level, then Scott went about planning a hike that would showcase the local beauty and satisfy our interests and abilities. We would not have been able to experience this unique and gorgeous countryside without Scott's guidance.

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

Anna, Thanks very much for your kind & informative review. We appreciate your comments about how much more many travelers can experience with a professional guide. It was a pleasure spending the day with you! Scott 2 More 

United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had a fantastic day at Joshua Tree NP with Scott from Trail Discovery and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend him as a guide for all levels of hiking in the Palm Springs Area. Our hike was the highlight of our 3 week honeymoon in California and we only wish we could have returned for more! We found ourselves in... More 

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

Hi Victoria, Thanks so much for your kind comments, the two of you were such a fun & interesting couple to spend the day with in Joshua Tree NP. It was a pleasure to be a part of your honeymoon! Come back for a visit if England gets too cold & rainy! Scott 2 More 

Portland OR
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Unfortunately, I was not able to hike with Scott...so my review is based on our communications only. Scott was so incredibly knowledgeable and flexible when planning our hikes together for our vacation out to Palm Springs. Sadly for us we had to cancel very last minute due to a delayed plane and I felt miserable to miss the opportunity to... More 

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

Hi Liz, Wow, this is a 1st, a great review, and we didn't even get a chance to provide a memorable, wilderness experience! I do appreciate your taking the time to post this review, and realize that sometimes, we just are unable to fit everything in a short visit. I'm confident we'll have that opportunity one day soon! Scott More 

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