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Address: 500 W Mesquite Ave, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8391
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Great, but short and simple hike... nice to see a little bit of nature in a surprising spot in the desert. It's a nice trip to get off the beaten path for a bit... I'd come back... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great, but short and simple hike... nice to see a little bit of nature in a surprising spot in the desert. It's a nice trip to get off the beaten path for a bit... I'd come back and would recommend to friends.

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Thank Melinda M
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been wintering in the Palm Springs area for ten years and have never thought to try this hike. This is more of a walk through pretty trails and you cross the creek a couple of times via stone bridges. The sound of the creek is always with you and for us the flowers were in full bloom. There... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hiking in the desert is one of our things. The winter was wet, and the early spring warm, so there is a lot of wild floers blooming and the grass is still lish. Also ther eis plenty of water in the stream so the Waterfall at the head of the HIke was fabulous. A wonderful hike.

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Thank Wardieeee
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Terrific view point. Hot and slow up. Tahoe your shoes off on arrival and be human. Enjoy the experience and renew! Pat Bates

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We paid our 12.50 and the guide was free. We went on the 8:00 hike with Mike. One of our favorites hikes of our trip. We learned flora and fauna, Agua Caliente history and culture. The views were gorgeous and all in bloom. Mike was a fantastic naturalist. The hike was about 2 hrs and a good workout.This should be... More 

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Kenora District, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This walking tour up the Tahquitz canyon starts with a short film in the visitor center. You then can meet up with a tour guide who takes you up the canyon explaining the different flowers, shrubs and trees that were used by the original natives. At the top end of the walk (a little over a half mile of reasonably... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This hike along the river (yes, there's a river in Palm Springs!), will reward with stunning canyon views and amazing rock formations. The beautiful oasis pool at the end of the trail with a waterfall during spring runoff is a cold but delicious plunge.

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Thank Daniell C
Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two mile round trip hike through the canyon. The trail is well marked and well groomed. Lots of water flowing in the waterfall due to all the rain. Nice hike but for me have to do it early in the day as it gets hot. Also, on saturday, it gets a bit crowded.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent hike that has an amazing waterfall at the end of the 2 mile loop. There is a visitors center at the trail head which has very interesting exhibits and maps available. The trail itself is quite wide and well kept and climbs approx. 350 feet in elevation. From the top there is a very nice view... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tahquitz Canyon, on the Agua Caliente reservation, is easily accessible just south of the center of Palm Springs. Access is a bit pricey ($12/person), but we thought it was worth it. Of course, this has been an unusual winter in the desert, with a lot of rain. But that made our first visit very fine. The (seasonal) 60-foot waterfall and... More 

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