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Address: Palm Springs, CA 92263-0554
Phone Number: 760 413-1575
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Providing magical hiking & walking wilderness experiences. Allow...

Providing magical hiking & walking wilderness experiences. Allow yourself to re-connect with nature and the peacefulness within. Joshua Tree NP, Indian Canyons, San Andreas fault, San Jacinto State park, all just waiting for you to Discover! 20 years of professionally guided trips in the deserts, mountains & canyons in Palm Springs, Ca. We guarantee a great experience!

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Great hiking experience! Highly recommend.

This past week, my husband and 19 year old son hiked with Scott - I had found him online and really hoped they would enjoy it as we're not local and on vacation. Scott took them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Barb S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This past week, my husband and 19 year old son hiked with Scott - I had found him online and really hoped they would enjoy it as we're not local and on vacation. Scott took them on a terrific, enjoyable hike, answered all questions, and let them see a part of the country they'd not seen before. My son declared... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Hi Barb, Thanks a bunch for taking the time to write a great review for us. It was fun taking Mark & Nathan on a cool, refreshing hike in the forest above the Palm Springs Aerial tram. We're fortunately to have this cool escape during the summer months. Mark was a trooper as we did some mild scrambling over the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Scott was a phenomenal guide! My husband and I are city folks, and thought that camping in the desert on our recent trip out west would be a fun change to our usual Air B&B schtick. We found Trail Discovery on Trip Advisor, and were admittedly a bit skeptical that a company would only have positive reviews - however, as... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Thanks a bunch for taking the time to post this great review. I'm so glad you two took the steps to experience one of our real national park gems with us. Spending more than a few hours in the park allows it's magic to really take hold. Thanks for helping out with the camp chores & being so easy going... More 

Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Scott raises the bar for courtesy, knowledge and preparedness, not to mention the wonderful, private trails that we felt very fortunate to enjoy under his guidance. We engaged Scott for the entire day and we saw no one on the trails the entire morning and only a few later in the day. What also sets Scott apart from many other... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for this detailed review of our services! I really appreciate you taking the time to let others know about your experience with Trail Discovery. It's heart-warming to hear your comments, as I know you've had many other guides on trips. We do our very best to make our guests not only comfortable, but to customize our tours to... More 

Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

My wife and I spent a morning with Scott in Indian Canyons. It was a great hike, and very worthwhile. Scott was engaging and knowledgeable. When hiking with a guide, we always like to learn about the area, the geology, the plants and animals, the history, and so forth. Scott was great, and the specific hikes he chose were perfect.... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Thank you kindly, we do appreciate your taking the time to express your thoughts about Trail Discovery. We always enjoy folks who really have an interest in the local environment, history & culture. Look forward to guiding you to another great outdoor spot! Scott More 

Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Awesome! Enjoyed a great hike to Indian Canyons and Palm Canyon with Scott from Trail Discovery Tours. I was travelling solo and he was kind enough to fit me in with 3 other lovely ladies. He is very informative and is willing to accommodate your hiking experience to your wish list. Overall a great experience and would love to do... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Brenda, Thanks so much for your kind review, it was a pleasure including you in our hike to Indian Canyons. It's always great to see folks getting into hiking & taking they're experiences home to do more. Happy trails, Scott More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

My wife and I were looking for a challenging "fitness" hike on our Palm Springs vacation. Scott took us on one of his favorite loops in the Indian Canyons, which included 6 hours / 8-9 miles of good climbs, scrambling and cross-country travel. A couple of adrenaline-filled moments for sure! It was exactly the challenge we were looking for! In... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Hi Steph & Mike, What a great hike that was! Some of my favorite ones involve the cross-country travel, (& a good, solid climb of two). You two took it all in stride, and managed the tougher sections well, (glad you had your rock climbing course). I hope we're able to explore some more hidden places the next time you... More 

Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

My wife and I visited Palm Springs recently. We are avid hikers, and often use a guide. We are so glad that we did this time. Scott is simply amazing. Early in our correspondence, he discussed options, assessed our fitness levels, and laid out a detailed plan for our 4 days of hiking. He took us to incredible areas that... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Brad, what a kind & thorough post you've made here for us. I'm always very grateful for those that appreciate our service & care. You two we're such a pleasure to hike with, easy going & interested. I know how much you've traveled the world, so receiving compliments like your is even better. Hope to see you back here in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Awesome!!! Great hiking experience with Scott Scott. Fun girlfriend trip to Palm Springs included a 3hr hike with Scott in beautiful Joshua Tree Nat'l Park. He met us equipped with packs water snacks hats.We were given the choice between two hikes. We took the less challenging and still a great work out.Scott is so fun and personable you don't even... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Hi Maureen, Thanks a bunch for your great review. I'm always very appreciative of those that "take it all in", and get the most from they're outing. I hope we get another opportunity to show you another of the Palm Springs area outdoor gems. Cheers, Scott More 

York, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Totally amazing!!! This was our second hike with Scott and it was really great to meet up with him again. We met Scott and he made sure we were properly kitted out for the hike with the correct gear, plenty of water and snacks. Scott's knowledge of the desert/area is excellent and he made the desert so interesting that we... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this informative & complementary review for us. I really enjoyed our time in on Nat'l park (Joshua Tree), with you two, and it was nice to have most of the areas to ourselves! I look forward to your return, for another fun & magical adventure to the Palm Springs area. Scott More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My partner and I recently did a hike abs dome rock scrambling in the Joshua Tree National Park. Our guide Scott was amazing and so helpful. It's a must do experience when you are in the area. We started early to avoid the afternoon heat, but it still gets very hot. Scott had lots of water and snacks for day.... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Dee for your nice feedback, it was great taking the two of you to this amazing outdoor playground. Summer in the desert has it's challenges, but you two were troopers, and we had the added bonus of some greenery & very few people in Joshua Tree. Hope to take you to another magical area someday. Happy trails, Scott More 

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