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Murray Canyon Trail

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Address: Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number: 760-325-3400
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Located in the Indian Canyons, this trail passes some uniquely amazing...

Located in the Indian Canyons, this trail passes some uniquely amazing desert vegetation, such as the yellow creosote flowers.

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Another little oasis of peace and tranquility. This is a beautiful spot and definitely a must if you ever visit Palm Springs.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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218 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another little oasis of peace and tranquility. This is a beautiful spot and definitely a must if you ever visit Palm Springs.

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Redwood City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

The weather forecast said a high of 82 degrees for the day, but it felt much hotter than that. We went the first week of April and there was still water flowing. If there wasn't water flowing, this hike would be a less interesting as the trail criss-crosses the stream throughout. The palm trees and rock formations made this hike... More 

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

The Murray Canyon trail is an easy little hike that offers a completely different desert experience. We take all our first time desert guests to Murray Canyon so that they can see that the valley is much more than just endless alternating golf courses, condo developments and sage brush filled empty lots. Highly recommended.

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Llandrindod Wells
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Did this as one of the Trails when we visited Indian Canyons. Nice 3 mile trail, but you need the right footwear! Also, take plenty of water.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

One of the many great hiking canyons in Palm Springs. Great place to get out in nature for hiking. Go early if you can before it gets too hot, bring plenty of water.

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Bellevue
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

We didn't do the entire trail because we didn't want to get wet feet and didn't allow enough time. I would like to go back and do it again. Nice walk but no trees on the first half of the trail, at least. It's not a difficult walk from an elevation-gain perspective, but I imagine it gets very hot- we... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

About 4 miles out and back. We felt it was an easy to moderate hike, but we did hear some people complain that the terrain and crossing the stream was difficult--so bear that in mind. We've hiked it both during summer and spring months and in hot weather the early part of the hike--going out to the canyon--you are exposed... More 

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Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

The Murray Canyon trail is a pretty easy hike, about 4 miles there and back. You cross the stream multiple times, so make sure you are comfortable walking on boulders and rocks to do so. Additionally, as you get closer to the waterfall, there are some very steep areas to get up and over rocks and boulders. The waterfall at... More 

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Garfield, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

I stumbled upon this hiking area while touring homes in the area. It is close to downtown, and yet you feel like you are out in the middle of no where. It is a surprise, and a great safe place to go for a hike and to meet locals...

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Weyburn, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

We hiked Murray Canyon early in the morning before it got too hot. It was a perfect hike for us. It is about 2 miles in and 2 miles out. The first part is through a dessert like area, and the remainder criss crossing a little stream about 16 times. It isn't a difficult hike and it has varied scenery.... More 

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