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Address: 500 West Mesquite, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone Number: 760 416 7044
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Lovely getaway for a shorter hike

I love hiking here when I only have less then two hours to spend. Gorgeous canyons, a seasonal waterfall and streams and heavenly quiet! One of my favorite parts of Palm Springs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Palm Springs, California
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love hiking here when I only have less then two hours to spend. Gorgeous canyons, a seasonal waterfall and streams and heavenly quiet! One of my favorite parts of Palm Springs and very close to downtown, although you'd never know it! An antidote to partying!

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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213 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful way to spend a few hours if you are in the Palm Springs area. You start out at the visitor center and there is a modest fee to enter the indian reservation. The trail is well marked and not too challenging. From the visitor center parking lot there is a wonderful vista of the valley floor.... More 

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Regina, Canada
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73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a relatively short hike that has some steps up and down, but is an easy to moderate trail. There are some beautiful rock formations and the waterfall at the end of the loop is worth the walk. There is a fee for the hike.

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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an easy about 2 mile round trip hike to a 60 foot waterfall.There are lots of steps with an elevation change of about 350 feet. Beautiful rocks provide places to rest for those who need it. There is a $12.50 fee.

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always wanted to hike Tahquitz. In the summer it just seems too hot but in January, the temperature is just right. John, in the visitor's center, was so knowledgable and helpful, and the hike was doable--no boulders to climb over, just some big steps that were fine. The waterfall at the end of the hike was lovely. So glad... More 

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Costa Mesa
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a ranger-led hiking tour of this canyon and were fascinated by all the history and information our ranger provided. The views were awesome as it was a very clear day and the water fall was beautiful due to lots of snow run-off from above.

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Fort Macleod, Canada
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hike has some elevation so be prepared if you have physical limitations.$10.00 entrance fee is a bit steep in my opinion for the hike. There is a guide available if one wishes. We did the hike in an hour return but one could spend longer if you lingered at the waterfall. Good place to take visitors for a short excursion.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had wanted to do this hike for a while, but we often visit in the summer when it is too got. As long as you watch your footing, pretty much anyone could do this hike. It was also must quicker than we thought. We were in and out within an hour. Although I have to say I was a... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the day hiking! Trails were easy and views were great! WE also enjoyed the Preserves, the pristine water was so clear you could see the fish swimming around.

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the walk to the falls after talking with a man and his son in the gift shop who encouraged us to think beyond the beginning of the trail. Their words "stay to the left" were our guide. It's not the easiest trail but well worth it. The falls were in full force, and a big horn sheep made... More 

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