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“SUPER HIKE”

Murray Canyon Trail
Ranked #30 of 118 things to do in Palm Springs
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Owner description: Located in the Indian Canyons, this trail passes some uniquely amazing desert vegetation, such as the yellow creosote flowers.
Palm Springs, California
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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“SUPER HIKE”
Reviewed March 17, 2012

Most first-time visitors to the Indian Canyons choose to skip secluded Murray Canyon in favor of the more easily accessible Palm and Andreas Canyons. Murray Canyon, however, has a wonderfuil personality all its own. It feels narrow and secret and climbs deeper into the mountains through a bright oasis of fan palms that grows beside a beautifil stream. Less crowded than the other canyons, it is a great place for viewing wildflowers and wildlife, and the waterfalls at the top of the canyon are the perfect picture of a serene desert oasis. It is a moderate hike, but with surprises -- after a brief patch of raw desert, the trail crosses the stream nany times on stepping stones and clambers over giant rocks that afford sweeping views of the canyon and the rugged Santa Rosa mountains. Definitely one of the best day-hikes in the Palm Springs area.

Visited March 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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“Bring your hiking poles”
Reviewed February 15, 2012

The Murray Canyon trail involves 16 creek crossings and is about a 3 hour trip. It's a great idea to make a circuit by returning Koffman as this brings you above the canyon and the palms. Recommend taking your hiking poles. The cost is $9.00 per person to enter the area.

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Seattle, Washington
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“Beautiful hike!!”
Reviewed November 25, 2011

Since there were no reviews of this hike I want to add one based on our experience today!! This is a great little hike with magnificent scenery!! Best to do the hike in the winter and spring when there is water in the stream. If it was hot there are some pools and waterfalls you could swim in, but the water is cold. It's 4 miles RT and not difficult. You cross over the stream many times on well placed stepping stones. Rock formations and palm trees that grow up the canyon are beautiful. You have to pay $9 to enter the area, but it was worth it. So peaceful and quiet out there.

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