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Address: P O Box 554, Palm Springs, CA 92263
Phone Number: 760 413-1575
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Providing magical hiking & walking wilderness experiences. Allow...

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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Trail Discovery Hiking with Scott

Awesome! Enjoyed a great hike to Indian Canyons and Palm Canyon with Scott from Trail Discovery Tours. I was travelling solo and he was kind enough to fit me in with 3 other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome! Enjoyed a great hike to Indian Canyons and Palm Canyon with Scott from Trail Discovery Tours. I was travelling solo and he was kind enough to fit me in with 3 other lovely ladies. He is very informative and is willing to accommodate your hiking experience to your wish list. Overall a great experience and would love to do... More 

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

Brenda, Thanks so much for your kind review, it was a pleasure including you in our hike to Indian Canyons. It's always great to see folks getting into hiking & taking they're experiences home to do more. Happy trails, Scott More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

My wife and I were looking for a challenging "fitness" hike on our Palm Springs vacation. Scott took us on one of his favorite loops in the Indian Canyons, which included 6 hours / 8-9 miles of good climbs, scrambling and cross-country travel. A couple of adrenaline-filled moments for sure! It was exactly the challenge we were looking for! In... More 

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

Hi Steph & Mike, What a great hike that was! Some of my favorite ones involve the cross-country travel, (& a good, solid climb of two). You two took it all in stride, and managed the tougher sections well, (glad you had your rock climbing course). I hope we're able to explore some more hidden places the next time you... More 

Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

My wife and I visited Palm Springs recently. We are avid hikers, and often use a guide. We are so glad that we did this time. Scott is simply amazing. Early in our correspondence, he discussed options, assessed our fitness levels, and laid out a detailed plan for our 4 days of hiking. He took us to incredible areas that... More 

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

Brad, what a kind & thorough post you've made here for us. I'm always very grateful for those that appreciate our service & care. You two we're such a pleasure to hike with, easy going & interested. I know how much you've traveled the world, so receiving compliments like your is even better. Hope to see you back here in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Awesome!!! Great hiking experience with Scott Scott. Fun girlfriend trip to Palm Springs included a 3hr hike with Scott in beautiful Joshua Tree Nat'l Park. He met us equipped with packs water snacks hats.We were given the choice between two hikes. We took the less challenging and still a great work out.Scott is so fun and personable you don't even... More 

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

Hi Maureen, Thanks a bunch for your great review. I'm always very appreciative of those that "take it all in", and get the most from they're outing. I hope we get another opportunity to show you another of the Palm Springs area outdoor gems. Cheers, Scott More 

York, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Totally amazing!!! This was our second hike with Scott and it was really great to meet up with him again. We met Scott and he made sure we were properly kitted out for the hike with the correct gear, plenty of water and snacks. Scott's knowledge of the desert/area is excellent and he made the desert so interesting that we... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this informative & complementary review for us. I really enjoyed our time in on Nat'l park (Joshua Tree), with you two, and it was nice to have most of the areas to ourselves! I look forward to your return, for another fun & magical adventure to the Palm Springs area. Scott More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My partner and I recently did a hike abs dome rock scrambling in the Joshua Tree National Park. Our guide Scott was amazing and so helpful. It's a must do experience when you are in the area. We started early to avoid the afternoon heat, but it still gets very hot. Scott had lots of water and snacks for day.... More 

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

Thanks Dee for your nice feedback, it was great taking the two of you to this amazing outdoor playground. Summer in the desert has it's challenges, but you two were troopers, and we had the added bonus of some greenery & very few people in Joshua Tree. Hope to take you to another magical area someday. Happy trails, Scott More 

Brisbane, Australia
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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
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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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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 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 

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