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Trail Discovery Hiking Tours

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About Trail Discovery Hiking Tours
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! We provide entry fees, bottled water, hip-packs, snacks & lots of info on plants, animals, geography & Native American history. Tours rates from $75 - $150 / per., and can range from a couple easy miles of walking, to 10+ miles to local summits.
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

Scott took my husband and me on a 5-mile hike to Palm and Andreas Canyons, the degree of difficulty of the hike was exactly what we wanted and requested. While we enjoyed the hike and had fun doing it, we also learnt quite a bit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bonnieyp1
Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2018

Hi Bonnie, Thanks, much appreciated for taking time to leave this nice review. It was a pleasure to take the two of you to one of the most beautiful areas in the southwest. I always enjoy taking folks out that realize the benefits & fun...More

Reviewed June 10, 2018

We did a half day hike in the San Jacinto State Park with Scott. Awesome day. It was me, my wife and our 12 year old son. Scott met us in the Tramway parking lot and took us through the whole aerial tramway process. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Leigh Ann M
Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Hi Leigh Ann, Thank you for taking the time to send this review. It was a pleasure taking the 3 of you into the San Jacinto state park forest. I'm glad your son was able to use some of his amazing climbing & bouldering skills...More

Reviewed January 12, 2018

Scott did an absolutely amazing job at showing us Joshua Tree National Park. We booked a 7-hour trip starting early in the morning. While we were a bit hesitant about the early morning, it allowed us to get a jump start on the morning and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2018

Hi Kim, Thanks for taking the time to write this very nice review. It was a pleasure taking the 2 of you, (& the others), into southern California's Nat'l park. Working around the crowds during the holidays can be challenging. Hope you have another opportunity...More

Reviewed November 5, 2017

My son aged 17 and I, had a great time hiking in the Indian Canyons with our guide Scott. Everything was perfectly organised (water, hip packs, cereal bars...) and we even had a Rosy Boa to welcome us on our way ! Scott is very...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank CarlotaM92
Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

Hi Carole, I really appreciate taking the time to post this review. It was great to take the two of you on our Indian Canyons tour. Finding the Rosy Boa (snake), right in the beginning, set the stage for a fun hike. Great that your...More

Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Wow! What a day we had with Cutler! Educational informative and full of energy our hiking guide was amazing. Our adventure through Indian Canyon was awesome. Cutlers entire hike was fascinating since we are not familiar with this difficult terrain being from the home of...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank julieg127
Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2017

Hi Julie, Thank you for this thoughtful review of Trail Discovery & Cutler, one of our best. It's always rewarding for us to hear that we've made a difference in our guests desert stay. Look forward to more fun exploration, if you visit Palm Springs...More

Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Scott was an excellent tour guide because he allows tourists to immerse themselves within the environments he takes them to. I have been to the Indian Canyons once before with my family, but I wasn't aware of certain plants and animals living in the area....More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2016

Hi Michele, Thank you for this great review, much appreciated & I'm happy you were able to get a lot more from your experience this time around in Indian Canyons. Happy New Year! Scott

Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Scott took our family on an awesome hike of this geologically interesting area of the Coachella Valley area. We were blown away at every turn by the unique formations created by the land from slot canyons in Ladder Canyon which were other worldly to the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2016

Hi Janna (& kids!), thank you for posting this informative & thoughtful review. It's always a real pleasure taking guests to areas that they really enjoy & appreciate. With your interest in geology & seismic activity, I'm glad you were able to experience this amazing...More

Reviewed November 13, 2016

Scott created an experience that met all our needs: unique desert vistas, colourful commentary on local flora and fauna, the best routes to avoid crowds, and a pace suited to our level/restrictions. He created great rapport with our group of three, supplied us with plentiful...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank ijacobson
Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2016

Hello Iris, I appreciate you posting this review for us here at Trail Discovery. It was our pleasure to provide you family with a fun & interesting tour of the Indian Canyons. I hope your upcoming journeys prove to be great & educational adventures, as...More

Reviewed November 1, 2016

My family and I did two days of hiking with Scott (in Joshua Tree NP and around Palm Springs), and could not have asked for a better guide. He is such a genuine, smart, fun guy, who knows this area and these trails like the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Chrissy L
Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2016

Hi Chrissy, thanks so much for taking the time to post this review. I really enjoyed the hikes we did with your family, and it's always a pleasure to spend quality time in nature with those that are really into it. We look forward to...More

Reviewed October 21, 2016

Our group had a fantastic hiking adventure. Scott is an amazing guide and storyteller. He showed us the most beautiful sites at Joshua Tree and all the detail around them. Highly recommended!More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Barry E
Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2016

Hi Barry, Thanks for taking the time to post this nice review. I really enjoyed spending the day with you & your friends (& dog!). It was also fun to make the quick stop at Pioneertown as well. Look forward to showing you another magical...More

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Hi, No, Trail Discovery does not have a actual office in Palm Springs.
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