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Address: 500 W Mesquite Ave, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8391
Phone Number: 760 416 7044
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Great short hike

This is a must do. It's a 2 mile loo with lots of stairs and a decent uphill climb, but well worth it. There wasn't much water at the falls but it was still a beautiful spot. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Cindy M
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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must do. It's a 2 mile loo with lots of stairs and a decent uphill climb, but well worth it. There wasn't much water at the falls but it was still a beautiful spot. We started early in the morning and the canyon was in various amounts of shade as the sun rose over the rim. Great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

End of September trip, hiked this trail. Beautiful views but disappointed the water fall was dried up. Easy trail, ranger stated watch rattle snakes as they were on the trail the day before but we didn't see any. This hike is only open on the weekends in the summer. After doing this hike we heard Indian Canyon a nicer hike... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those of us from "out East", we never get to see the kinds of landscape that are featured in this part of California. Very stark and brown -- but very beautiful in its own way.

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dallas, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

tahquitz canyon provides a serene way to explore the desert near palm springs. its native american history is interesting, and the waterfall and lush sycamore trees and vines are a nice surprise amidst the desert. we did the hike with teens early in the day in early june. it was a bit hot, but with plenty of water, enjoyable for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

the amazing views you see when you are out there hiking in the beautiful mountain hills with creeks and rivers and beautiful rocks and local flowers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Great trail. nature is everywhere. You can meet mouflon. and a delightful happy ending with the cascade. Palm Springs offers so many trails to enjoy view and wildlife. Tahquitz Canyon is one of the best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Lovely short walk up to waterfall and back. Approx 2 miles return. Go early in the morning as even the gentle climb can be exhausting in the heat.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Went for the early morning Ranger led hike. Even though it was warming up quickly, had great time and beat the mid day heat. The knowledgeable Ranger shared the secrets of the Canyon, and made the hike much more interesting. Would definitely a tell do it again

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Relatively easy 2 mile round trip hike. Elevation gain is only 318ft. The falls and swimming hole is 1 mile in and is the turn around point. Wear a bathing suit under your cloths. Bring a camera. Hike is easy enough with kids 6 and up. $5 -$10 entrance fee depending on the season. Well worth the price of admission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Took my two daughters 12 & 15 on ranger led hike; we all agreed it was so much fun. Ranger Ralph was great & we learned a lot about the history of canyon & people. Hike was not strenuous, it is hot but the 8am time helped. It is a beautiful area, is well taken care of - I highly... More 

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