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Tahquitz Canyon

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Address: 500 West Mesquite, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone Number: 760 416 7044
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Horseback riding, Hiking

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Great Hike!

We first visited Indian Canyons and there we got a coupon good for a $2.50 discount at Tahquitz. We were a little apprehensive when we first arrived because there were signs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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667 reviews 667 reviews
194 attraction reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We first visited Indian Canyons and there we got a coupon good for a $2.50 discount at Tahquitz. We were a little apprehensive when we first arrived because there were signs saying rattlesnakes were out and to stay on the trails. We went ahead; hoping the rattlesnakes could read those signs and stay off the trails. This is a moderate-difficulty... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is a nice hike, easy for the most part. You are get a nice hike in an hour or you you can hike for 2-4 hrs. The path is narrow, no facilities for toilet or water. You can enter at several different places.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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25 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Loved this hike. It's just about 2 miles and you get to see a really cool waterfall that is very accessible. I started walking at 11:15, which was really a little late in the day for March. Better to go earlier. Bring at least a quart of water. I had only a small bottle, which was really not enough. There... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Arrived at 7:30 am to hike with my 9 year old son. Paid just under $20 for the two of us to hike to the waterfall and back. Well worth the money to feel safe and see beautiful things. Rangers were very friendly and helpful. The trail was not super hard, but did get my heart rate up just before... More 

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Calgary
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely walk to the waterfall. Up and down on sandy/rocky trail. If you're in the Palm Springs area, I highly recommend checking out Tahquitz Canyon! It's a beautiful, moderate hike through the canyon and you have the chance to see wildlife, plants and Native American artifacts. However, the highlight of this hike is definitely the huge waterfall that you are... More 

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Fort Langley, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A nice hike to stretch your legs and see some interesting desert scenery. The trail was well marked.

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Toronto
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13 reviews 13 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Lots of homeless people the further east you go. Certain sections are not lit at night, especially by the empty lots. This can be concerning because these empty lots attract a lot of homeless people, and they pop out of nowhere and can possibly scare people at night.

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Meaford, Canada
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

amazing trails available for all hiking levels, guided ranger hike available but reserve a spot to save disappointment, 2.5 hour tour with ranger, but you can do trail in 1 hour by yourself, trail to waterfall has 350 foot elevation with lots of large rock steps, gift shop, washrooms and drinks at site, $16 per person 3 miles from Indian... More 

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Coachella, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Tahquitz Canyon was a very easy hike that ends at a large pond with a tall waterfall. With recent rains and snow melts the waterfall was running really nice. There are rangers to answer any questions and it is very popular visit. I enjoyed the views and the huge rocks you can climb on. My kids also enjoyed the river... More 

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Kensington, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our ranger-guided hike in Tahquitz Canyon and if we hadn't been pressed for time, we would have done the hike again on our own. The Trail Ranger guide was very knowledgeable and the scenery was beautiful, particularly the waterfall. The hiking isn't too difficult, but think about a walking stick if your knees get sore easily. The... More 

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