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Trail Discovery Hiking Tours

P O Box 554, Palm Springs, CA 92263
760 413-1575
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Ranked #3 of 38 activities in Palm Springs
Type: Tours
Owner description: Providing magical hiking & walking wilderness experiences. Allow yourself to re-connect with nature and the peacefulness within. Joshua Tree NP,... more » 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! « less
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Portland OR
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

Edmonton
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

This was fantastic! Hands down favorite part of our trip to Palm Springs. Scott was prepared and super friendly the whole time. Full of information and really easy going. We went for 4-6 hours and it was beautiful. He kept us snacking and drinking and walking. We just followed his lead and looked at th beautiful views. Bring a good... More

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

Hi, Thanks a bunch for this kind & informative review. It's always so nice to have others appreciate your service. The little things can make a big difference, and we strive to meet as many of our guests needs as possible. Hope I have the opportunity to show you another one of the beautiful, outdoor gems around Palm Springs! Scott More

Princeton, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

If you visit Palm Springs you must take advantage of this hiking opportunity! My college aged daughter and I joined another family of 4 with older children for the perfect 5 mile walk through Indian Canyon. Scott gave fanny packs, fruit, water, snack bars, cookies, crackers and we were all set for our early morning walk on a gorgeous desert... More

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

Thanks so much for this kind & helpful review. We strive to exceed our guests expectations, and it's very encouraging to hear that we have. I'm always excited to find that most people really do want to learn about their environment, while getting some good exercise & experiencing the beauty of nature. I hope we get another opportunity to show... More

York, UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Our hike with Scott was a truly invigorating experience. He is very organised and knowledgeable about the area so I trusted him completely. He provided water and made sure we had plenty for the walk and as many snacks/fruit as we wanted to put in our carrier belts. If you wanted a hat to protect yourself from the sun he... More

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

Wow Alf & Julie, I'm very grateful that you gave Trail Discovery such a excellent review, it's most appreciated. I do love my "work", and having the opportunity to share these amazing wilderness locations with people like you makes it so fun & rewarding! I really hope to have the chance to spend some more quality time on the trail... More

Milan, Italy
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99 reviews 99 reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Scott is a great tour guide -- he led us on a trail in the Joshua Tree Park, showing us many interesting things, with a true passion. I loved the fact that he was very attentive, always trying to adapt the trail to our interests and needs. I strongly recommend Scott's tours instead of the "luxury" tours where you are... More

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

Hi Eldorado, Thanks for the kind response, your two were a pleasure to spend the day with in the magical Joshua Tree Nat'l park. It was fun to experience the old movie-set town of Pioneertown afterwards as well. Hope to take you to another beautiful, wilderness place again! Scott More

San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Scott Scott is a great guide. His was one of the best hikes we have ever been on. He is knowledgeable, fun, and a good conversationalist. We would definitely recommend a hiking tour with Scott.

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pranarun, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Hi Susan (s)! Thanks for the kind words, what a great morning in the cool, mountain air of the forest. We're so fortunate to have the Palm Springs Aerial tram to escape to during the hotter months. I enjoyed getting to know both of you and showing you one of my favorite hikes in the San Jacinto state park. Hope... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Whenever we are in Palm Springs we always connect with Scott to set up a hike. On our most recent trip I took my daughter for the first time and she was mesmerized by the beauty of the hike, add this to Scott's knowledge of the area and you have a trip to remember. Scott is not only a great... More

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pranarun, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Hi Rod, It's always a pleasure to spend some "trail-time" with you. What a great way to spend quality time with your daughter, it was fun getting wet in the pools to cool off too! And, having a healthy organic meal at our favorite spot is a great added bonus. Look forward to the next time, all the best to... More

Steilacoom, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Excellent hike through Murray Canyon and the 7 Sisters. Our guide Scott was pleasant and supportive as well as a fund of information about the desert plants and animals. My wife and I enjoyed our trip and were pleased to receive a slide show of the hike on our return home.

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pranarun, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind comments, it was a pleasure taking the 2 of you to Murray Canyon. You are both easy going, genuine people who really appreciate the beauty of a great wilderness setting, and the importance of preserving it as well! Scott More

Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

A great gauge as to whether a tour or other activity is worthwhile is asking yourself afterwards whether you would go again. We went boulder scrambling in Indian Canyon with Scott in March, 2012 and we were back again to do two different hikes with him this March. This time we hiked the Whitewater Canyon Preserve and Joshua Tree. Both... More

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pranarun, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Thanks, It was a pleasure to spend some more great times on the trail with you two. I appreciate you coming back for more! Glad we were able to experience a couple other beautiful wilderness locations around Palm Springs, even it it was a bit cool & breezy, (but your from Canada, so not big deal, right!). Be well, Scott More

Texas
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

My husband and I hiked with Scott last weekend at Indian Canyon. He led us off-trail to do some "rock-scrambling". Just the right combo of some challenging moments without ever being in a situation that was beyond our abilities. The views were breathtaking. Scott is quite knowledgeable about the area and his enthusiasm is contagious. We will absolutely be hiking... More

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pranarun, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Hi Diane, Thanks for the comments, it was great taking the 2 of you out, it's always great when we have folks like you that are up for a fun, moderately challenging adventure! I hope we get another chance to take you to other intriguing outdoor area here in the Palm Springs desert! Scott 2 More

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