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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons
Activities: Horseback riding, Hiking
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Much of the Palm Springs area rolls up its sidewalks in August, including this trail-- only open Fri, Sat, Sun in August. They are decent enough to "only" charge $5.00 for adults. (It's on reservation land, not state land) Anyhow it was 103 and the trail is not too hard despite uphill climb. It does need more signage at trail... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

It was a very spiritual experience for me. I recommend this site, especially the water falls to everybody. Make sure you have good walking/hiking shoes!

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a really nice hike, spoiled by large groups who find it necessary to yell and scream at each other, spoiling what should be a peaceful day hike. I really like the falls, but couldn't linger very long, because a large family decided it would be ok to smoke (prohibited, I think) and play tag.

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San Diego
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357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

In Mid June, I hiked the Tahquitz Canyon. The trails were well maintained and the difficulty level was low. At the end of the trail, there is a waterfalls. A person can either walk back the same way that they came or can cross over the water and walk back on the other side. I didn't notice any wild life... More

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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We went did this walk through the canyon which was great. Got to the waterfall but there was hardly any water there. We did only pay half price. I would recommend going here in the winter months

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Let's face it - this is not hiking country. There's Joshua Tree and there is this. BUT this hike is well worth doing. It is a loop trail that won't have you gasping for air (but be prepared for the heat of course - dress appropriately and bring water). The hike is interesting for a couple of things: the native... More

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

There are giant rock formations and fantastic views leading up to a waterfall at the end. Go slow, start early in the morning, take more water than you think you will need.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We visited in February, and had a lovely afternoon. There is free parking (no shade though). I felt it wasn't overpriced, as our guided tour with 'Mountain Bob' was interesting and informative. There are restrooms and a gift shop at the start - the shop sells many things including bottled water, gifts, and Mountain Bob's own book! The waterfall was... More

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Morongo Valley, California
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We love taking are horses there and we cater a brunch there through the Desert Riders . Absolutely beautiful it's has water Tall palm trees and great trails I highly recommend it. We've been going there for years hikers are also welcome and then they're very friendly and lots of trails to hike around the majestic mountains with the beautiful... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had a great hike through Tahquitz, bring water!!! The only disappointing thing was the less than present waterfall and stagnant water pool at the base of the canyon.

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