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“A little bit of heaven”
Review of Palm Canyon

Palm Canyon
Ranked #20 of 117 things to do in Palm Springs
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Love the friendly people, warm sun, huge palm trees, great shopping and delicious food. Very pretty place with lots of flowers.

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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Well worth the admission fee to go here. Pack a lunch and spend some time. It is like an oasis among the palms and the springs in the canyon. Very peaceful and quiet. Then hike out of the canyon up into the hills among the cactus for a great contrast. Be sure to heed the advice of others regarding proper shoes, water, sunscreen and etc.

1  Thank p_dilly465
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

If you like hiking, this is the spot in Palm Springs.
There is an easy hike along the creek, and a more strenuous hike up the mountain, take your pick (we did both).
Stop and enjoy the humming birds at the parking lot / trading post.
Best time to visit is early in the morning before the heat starts, and bring water!!

1  Thank Subielover
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

As part of three Indian Canyons just a couple of miles south of Palm Springs, this one has the finest trail and the longest run of giant Fan Palms.
In about three hours, we took the trail from the visitor center (touristy but interesting, with some local crafts) down to the palm trees and picnic area. Took lots of photos, since the Palms are densely packed and lush, then continued on the main trail. We took a fork up to the right, across some high hills covered with cactus of several types. Just as we thought this was not too exciting, we came upon a very lush (for a desert) little valley with grasses and many more cacti. Spring water must be quite near the surface here. Nothing blooming in late February, but certainly very beautiful. We will return for the cactus and wildflower bloom.

The only difficulty is that the start of the trail is a fairly steep downhill to the Palm grove. Some folks will find it too steep. But the picnic area at the bottom is worth the walk, even if you do not go any farther.

We talked with two Rangers during our walk - very friendly and knowledgable!
The trails are very well marked so are easy to follow.
All visitors MUST be out by 5pm so plan your walk accordingly.

Entrance is $7 for Seniors and a bit more for others.

2  Thank ExplorerMundi
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

A worthy visit especially if you are prepared to spend some time. It was quite cool the day we visited-imagine it would be tough in really hot weather.

Thank MenemshaSunset
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