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“Great short hike” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tahquitz Canyon

Tahquitz Canyon
500 West Mesquite, Palm Springs, CA 92262
760 416 7044
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Ranked #15 of 63 attractions in Palm Springs
Type: Canyons
Activities: Horseback riding, Hiking
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seattle
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“Great short hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Right next to downtown. Kind of expensive but definitely worth the money. The ranger led guided hike was great. It was a two hour hike...we stopped a lot. Not too strenuous but we were definitely tired by the end. Bring lots of water!!!

Visited January 2014
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Pennington
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“Easy hike to get a taste of the area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

At first we hiked the commercialized walk to the waterfall, costing us an admission. After we parked at the bottom of the Canyon and hiked the vertical clime. No fees and a beautiful view of the valley. It goes on and on. If you like hiking and can't get to the nearby national park, this is the Palm Springs place to spend a day. Bring sunscreen. After all it is a desert!

Visited December 2013
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Monterey, California
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“WOW”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Once you driven here, and viewed the delights. You'll be impressed. a must for most. Then again, once you've driven through a cannon, they are pretty much alike.

Visited January 2014
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Auburn, Al
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“Pricy but scenic and a good learning opportunity”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

At Indian Canyons, we received a $2.50 coupon toward the $12.50 cost of hiking in Tahquitz Canyon, which is also in the Cahuilla reservation. It is a moderately strenuous hike of about 1.5 miles to a 40-foot waterfall. Fees for hiking are a reasonable tradeoff of safe parking, visitor facilities, and educational features.

What makes the experience valuable is taking a guided tour with an Indian Ranger, offered at 10, 12, and 2. Our guide Ralph told us the history of the canyon and patiently answered all our questions. We learned about the Cahuilla legend of an evil spirit (Tahquitz) who haunts the canyon and abducts young girls, about hippies who invaded the valley in the 1970s until evicted by the tribe, and details of many varieties of desert plants. This made a very interesting and educational hike.

Visited December 2013
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Oakville, Canada
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“Mike was the best tour guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My husband and I really emjoyed our tour guided hike through the canyon. If you are luckly to get Mike as your guide the 2 hr hike will be much longer as he shares his vast knowledge of the area, the wild live and the vegitation.

We are so glad we visited here.

Visited December 2013
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