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Address: 38500 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Phone Number: (760) 323-6018
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Our Family Hiked This Trail to the Waterfall!

There's a $9 entry fee for each individual (which came a s a surprise to everyone in our LARGE group!). I got in free with my VA card, but everyone else had to pay. Other than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Cathedral City, California
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Cathedral City, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

There's a $9 entry fee for each individual (which came a s a surprise to everyone in our LARGE group!). I got in free with my VA card, but everyone else had to pay. Other than that small sore point, it was an enjoyable hike past an oasis of palm trees culminating in a waterfall. A word of caution, don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The canyons have miles and miles of amazing palm tree lined hikes. Some have streams and some are for the more adventurous hiker. Skill levels range from beginner to advanced.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A walk among the towering palms is the perfect way to start the day. Get there when they open at 8 a.m. to avoid crowds and the heat.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Easy and well marked trail to the Palm Canyon from the Trading Post. The palm-lined canyon is beautiful and relatively lush, considering how parched the surrounding desert is. Wish I could have spent more time and hiked more trails, as there are many to choose from. I noticed that other reviewers complained about the entry fee, but I thought it... More 

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Words can't adequately describe the beauty of the Indian Canyons! Truly an Oasis in the middle of the California Desert. Streams, butterflies, hummingbirds, lizards, chuckwallas, rocks, canyons, picnicking and miles of hiking trails for all ages and abilities. One of my favorite day trips in So Cal.

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

There are three canyons you can hike. You can also arrange for a Ranger led hike. I only hiked two of the three canyons. I hiked Palm Canyon - which is moderately graded, a well traveled foot path that winds down into the canyon for picnicking near a stream. I also hiked Andreas Canyon - another moderately graded, foot path... More 

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Gainesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Just outside Palm Springs on the Agua Caliente Reservation, Indian Canyons offers stunning views of the desert and mountains. A simple walk through palm trees along a stream leads to more challenging climbs into the mountains. We chose a 3 mile trail, which given the 98 degree temperature seemed just about right. Many great view from different vantage points along... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We went here early with an eye to doing some hiking before it got too hot. As we drove through the desolate desert landscape of bare rock and sand my expectation started sinking. I was afraid it would be a hot, boring hike in a desolate wasteland. I couldn't have been more wrong. Water from an underground aquifer flows to... More 

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Anaheim, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Hiked two days in a row. Get there right when it opens, so peaceful and quiet. Bring camera, water, bug spray, sun lotion! Super fun!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A refreshing change to suddenly find this palm-filled oasis in the middle of very dry country. Take hats and sun protection, good picnic spots, well-maintained walks.

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