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Tahquitz Canyon

500 West Mesquite, Palm Springs, CA 92262
760 416 7044
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Ranked #16 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Type: Canyons
Activities: Horseback riding, Hiking
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Santa Maria CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We are "older" and it was more than we anticipated in terms of effort, BUT it was well worth it. DO take water !! DO borrow one of their "loaner" walking sticks, if you don't bring your own- some of the rock "steps" are really high and the the stick would help.We "passed" and wiushed we had one ! The... More

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Lafayette, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Great hike we did with our boys 8 & 10. It had all elements of a great hike . However, the cost was off putting.

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Kennewick
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

A great way to spend a few hours of your day. Good hike, tons of senery to look at, and lots of things to ponder. How did those rocks end up like that? We went home and did a little research with our kids...fascinating! The waterfall (oasis) at the mid way point is a nice break and a good picture... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

It's a hike and a scavenger hunt mixed together. The person at check in gives you a map with symbols for the kids to find throughout the hike. At each symbol there is an explanation of the significance. It keeps the kids entertained and they don't realize how far they have hiked. Our family loves it. Although it is a... More

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
70 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I would've enjoyed the hike a little more if it hadn't cost $12.50 to do it. However, it was a nice hike, not too rigorous or steep. There are lots of stone steps just as you're nearing Tahquitz Falls. They don't let you do the hike without water, which is good because there is pretty much no shade until you... More

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Calgary, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Not a bad course for the money. Good staff, good location, and not too difficult but certainly challenging enough.

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Simi Valley, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

about 2 mile hike, beautiful, away from city, quiet and beautiful water fall, beautiful views, worth it, and educational.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Warm welcome from the park guide and a lovely (and easily done) walk. It took us an hour to up and back on the loop, through the guide suggested it would take 90 minutes. We even stopped for water and a rest midway. Well worth the fee to enter even though there are plenty of free hikes to do in... More

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toronto
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7 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

The Tahquitz Canyon trail is perfect for hiking novices and particularly fun and informative with an advanced booked tribal (agua caliente band of cahuilla indians)ranger. Under the excellent and enthusiastic ranger, Ralph 'hummingbird' Chapparosa, we gained an enormous knowledge of the Cahuilla indians, its land, cultural, plants and food. 2hours of marvelous, intensive history lession and hiking in the great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Nice nearby hike. Fairly easy. The waterfall was lovely! We rode our hotel bikes to the trailhead. A terrific morning adventure!

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