Murray Canyon Trail

Murray Canyon Trail, Palm Springs: Hours, Address, Murray Canyon Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Murray Canyon Trail
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Located in the Indian Canyons, this trail passes some uniquely amazing desert vegetation, such as the yellow creosote flowers.
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Larryray
Saint Louis, MO104 contributions
Mar 2022
This is a great trail that's relatively easy and offers palms, huge boulders, a clear running stream and great views. It's about 4 miles to end of canyon and back. You do have to cross the stream frequently and that's pretty easy (although a walking stick might help) unless the water is up which means you might get your feet wet. There's a slight elevation gain but generally easy going. As you get near the end of the canyon, there are a few places where you have to scramble that might be a little challenging for some. But generally this is a great "starter hike" if you're new to the area or have inexperienced hikers. If you're ready for a significant challenge, try the South Lykan which is outside the Indian property.
Written March 15, 2022
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N3petruc
Covington, WA52 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
This hike is great. I mostly want to mention that the seven sisters is a bit after the end of the Murray canyon hike however the falls are under whelming. I think personally the best parts of the hike are the shady oasis covered in palm trees. You come across a few of these areas on the hike and they are great. Also note they give you a coupon for tahquitz canyon when you pay your entrance fee. I wish I would have know that since we did that hike first.
Written May 7, 2021
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Robert G
Miami, FL131 contributions
Dec 2020
We stayed at the ACE hotel and this was an easy walk to the beginning area on West Mesquite. We ended up going up one of the trails and then ended up about a mile or so south of the hotel in the Cahullia Hills Drive area where we snuck through some private drives to reach the main road (Desert Hills Route). The S Lykken Trail would have been a much longer hike. Very happy we did not take that route.
Written December 10, 2020
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Jan 2020
We hiked. It was fun.

There were also people coming with horses as well. We preferred hiking.

Every time we passed an oasis, we had to cross the water. Sometimes it was quite funny.

We cross at least several oasis.

Later we had to climb a mountain and we didn't see the seven sisters.

They were there. We had to go at the left side and we could see the waterfalls.

P.S. We had to come back through the oasis.

We had fun!
Written May 13, 2020
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fun2travel68
San Carlos, CA742 contributions
Jan 2020
Part of the Agua Caliente Indian Canyons, this trail offers a quintessential desert experience. Fairly flat throughout, Murray Canyon is a good hike for all ages as long as everyone is wearing hiking shoes. The peaceful serenity is only broken by the sounds of babbling brooks that hikers must cross over. Most of the shade is found among the palm trees by the rushing streams which is where we stopped for a picnic lunch. Lots of desert wildflowers can be found near the streams as well. There are times the trail hugs tightly against humongous boulders of sedimentary rock and other times where it opens up into fields of grass. There is nothing like trekking across a barren desert landscape and, after a long, satisfying hike, ending up in a lush canyon oasis!
Written May 3, 2020
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Brian S
Meaford, Canada701 contributions
Feb 2020
There was no better way to spend a beautiful February day in the Indian Canyons. The start of the trail is easy, but very scenic and photographic. As you begin to climb into the canyon, pay attention to where you place your feet as the trail is uneven, with many rocks and other natural obstacles. We counted 14 crossings of the river/creek. Ultimately as you approach the falls you are scrambling over a narrow rocky trail above a gorge, which if you are a bit squeamish, could be problematic. Ultimately, the beauty, the experience and the photographs are well worth it.
Written February 12, 2020
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sacarajane
Denver, CO86 contributions
Feb 2020
We loved this hike. It includes many stream crossings, huge palm trees, and a waterfall. It was and to find the top of the falls as the trails are not marked. It costs 9 to enter Indian canyon
Written February 9, 2020
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Susan S
Philadelphia, PA1,059 contributions
Feb 2020
This is also an equestrian trail and although we saw no horses, the evidence was everywhere. Other trails are humans only and I would recommend staying away from this one.
Written February 4, 2020
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blbayer
Omaha, NE14 contributions
Jan 2020
We hiked the trail and found it to be a beautiful oasis in the desert. The trail is fairly easy at the start, but requires some climbing over rocks and multiple crossings over the stream. No problem with wet feet because the water is so shallow that walking on rocks made it fun to cross,. There is a fair amount of shade near the water. Highly recommend this trail. The entrance fee is well worth it. Hiking poles were an asset on this trail.
Written January 31, 2020
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kth100077
Brentwood, NH31 contributions
Nov 2019
Unfortunately, our November visit coincided with an unusual warm spell. Regrettably, the description of this trail was coy about how little shade we were going to experience.

After about a half hour, we turned back (as did several others on the trail).

Probably best to do this in the winter.
Note that this attraction is part of the Agua Caliente Indian Canyons.
Written November 22, 2019
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