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Tahquitz Canyon

500 West Mesquite, Palm Springs, CA 92262
760 416 7044
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Ranked #13 of 65 Attractions in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons
Activities: Horseback riding, Hiking
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San Jose, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Close to resorts and well layed out course. Coupon available in resort magazine was twi- light tee time for $15.00 including cart, and two beers. Course had some dry areas but greens were in good shape. Played as a single and had no rush behind or in front of me.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

While the canyon was interesting and not a difficult hike, it was disappointing that the drought had dried up the waterfall. Suggest that if there is no water, skip this canyon and try one of the Indian Canyons for the beauty of the area. If there is water - don't miss as it must be spectacular.

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vancouver bc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The trail is not well marked so you pretty much follow the footprints. It is very interesting if you are not used to hiking in the desert canyons. Not much wildlife, a few birds and a gecko. Very hot and dry, take lots of water.

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Cambridge, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Follow the red dots! I am glad someone told me or I may have become lost. Not really, but it did make it easier. The view of the valley is unbelievable. It does not look that high from down below. Take water with you!

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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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 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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