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Address: S.Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA
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Such a wonderful oasis

We were looking for somewhere close by where we could see the ancient palms and some running water and not have a strenuous hike. This hike loop is only a couple of miles and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Carlsbad, California
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Carlsbad, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We were looking for somewhere close by where we could see the ancient palms and some running water and not have a strenuous hike. This hike loop is only a couple of miles and very beautiful. You can also see the buildings built into the hills of a private club that takes care of the area, but can not enter.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great hiking in Indian Canyons, go early to avoid the heat and take plenty of drinking water. I always take a snake kit but luckily I haven't had to use it yet!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Maybe because of the harsh, arid environment, the Andreas canyon trail and oasis was exceptionally welcome . Easy, child friendly 1mile loop. If you are walking with children prepare to make frequent stops for rock climbing and wading in the stream!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Our guide, Gabriel, was outstanding, as was the gentleman behind the counter, who sells tickets and dispenses excellent advice. This is a first class operation! We learned so much and enjoyed ourselves while hiking with the guided group. The hike does require climbing, so it's best to go early during the hot weather. What a gorgeous waterfall!!! The local Native... More 

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
43 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Hikers this is a dream world. Lots of trails and canyons to explore. Over 3,000 palm trees are located here. Must have car and you need to pay to get in. You can spend the whole day here. Bring water, food, hat and sunscreen. Trading post at the top where you can purchase gifts, snacks. Fabulous view of Palm Canyon.

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Downers Grove, Illinouis
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

As you are lulled into complacency looking at the beautiful views you suddenly realize that the path you have chosen is now two miles from the start. A long, and warm trek through some beautiful scenery makes it all worthwhile. Take the Indian Ranger tour , available Fri-Sun.

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Delta, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Known for "hiking" the attraction leads one to understand that the whole valley is on a fault line. The science is that underground water comes to the surface creating an ecosystem that waters these lush palm trees and desert plants. The hike reveals these "oasis" and at each bend of the trail one sees a change in topography. Bring water... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Any of the hiking trails in the desert (Coachella Valley) are superb!! You can look online to find where they are located, some are free, however some you need to pay.

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had traveled by Palm Springs many times back in the late 60's when it was a small green spot of to the south of I-10. Coming back was a shock...the area was green with golf courses and resports, people all over the place, and building, buildings, and more buildings. Then there is Indian Canyons. I have seen many pictures... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If you want a moderate hike with a good sampling of the canyon and the desert, take the Murray Canyon Trail. The seven sisters waterfalls are over rated. It probably is more impressive in the winter or early spring when there is more water but probably also harder to get to.

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