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Tahquitz Canyon

Address: 500 West Mesquite, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone Number: 760 416 7044
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Ranked #19 of 101 things to do in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
Activities: Horseback riding, Hiking
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Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
Activities: Horseback riding, Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Antwerp, Belgium
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428 reviews 428 reviews
44 attraction reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This canyon is not as impressive as Palm Canyon, but it is quite walkable. Two hours return to a surprising waterfall...

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Weyburn, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a very easy hike. There are quite a few rock steps, but not too many at a time, so easily managed. The falls are quite unspectacular, but were running when we visited. The canyon is impressive. There is a guided tour available every so often, providing information on the vegetation, rock formations, history of the area, etc. It... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I titled the hike this way for a reason. Take the first 8:00 hike to really enjoy the hike without the heat of the mid day. We signed up the day before for this hike as this time slot fills quickly. Parking is free. We took the guided tour as it cost the same as a self guided one. The... More 

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Laguna Hills
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Was here 2/7/15. Great short hike. Safe parking $10 entrance fee! If you go Indian Canyons first they will give you a flyer for $2 off Tahquitz Canyon. The waterfall was flowing okay but will be way more in late March and April when the snow melts. There is a free tour guide ranger every 2 hours I believe. They... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Earlier in the week, we went to Indian Canyons. Our second local hike was to the Tahquitz Canyon. Although the grounds were pretty, the hike was not very long. There were quite a few people on the trail, so it wasn't as quiet as the Indian Canyons. The waterfall at the end of the turnaround loop was the best feature,... More 

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a wonderful hike. They have their own parking lot. Very helpful guide (only stays in his office). It's quite high and long. You need very old clothes and shoes as its hot and very dusty. You need plenty of water with you. You must be very fit. It's not for the faint hearted but it's really good if... More 

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Logan, Utah
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Found this place on accident. Went with a friend early in the morning. Great hike, easy enough for most people. Beautiful scenery and waterfall. Staff and rangers were very friendly and helpful. Told us about some legends of the tribe from that area. Saw some wildlife. Great way to start the day with a great view of the valley on... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We took in an early morning 9 hole deal that included breakfast. Pro Shop employees good. Our round was nice. Course in good condition. Rental clubs not great at $30 Taylormade. Decent pace. We were behind the Ladies Day group so a little slow. Restaurant staff ignored us because we weren't their local members. Told local gentlemen to help themselves... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a beautiful trail, but you thought the admission fee was a little on the high side, especially when you compare it to Indian Canyon, which offers multiple trails at a cheaper price. If we had tjo choose, we would pick Indian Canyons over Taquitz.

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New Brighton, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Shattered rock and massive shards split from the towering wall of the canyon litter the canyon floor where a lazy stream flows from the falls at the end of the trail! Snow and ice melt and winter rains contribute to the falls which is sometimes a trickle and other times a rushing torrent! A hike before noon is always our... More 

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