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“Go in the spring!”
Review of Tahquitz Canyon

Tahquitz Canyon
Ranked #7 of 119 things to do in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
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san diego
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242 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Go in the spring!”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Bring water, and a bag to pick up the glass. Hippies took this over in the 60's and there are still pieces of broken glass on the ground. If we all pick some up, it will be a bit nicer.

Visited June 2012
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Palm Desert, California, United States
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“Gorgeous”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

The trail is easy and the views are beautiful. Very serene and you don't have to make a full day of it to enjoy a nice hike. You certainly can if you want to though. Pack water and a snack for sure.

Visited March 2012
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Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Guided hikes”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

Inexpensive guided hikes during the week, ranger points out flor and fauna and talks about the native population. A good deal.

Visited November 2011
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Eastbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great hike.”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

A fairly short hike but hard due to the heat in June. The swim in the freezing water at the top is fun but very cold.

Visited June 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“great short hike for visitors”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

I was in PS for a conference and I only had a few hours free one afternoon, so I chose this hike after reading that it was fairly short, not too hard, and came with a guide. I could only make the 2pm hike so I came out in the hottest part of the day (early June - it was about 106). The man who took my reservation when I called warned me about the heat and asked if I was ready, and the ranger who led the hike carried a lot of extra cold water. Probably because it was nearly summer and already quite hot, I was the only one who showed up at 2pm and I had a private 2 hour guided nature hike with Ranger William. It was awesome! He goes as fast or as slow as you like, and provides tons of interesting information about how the Indians that made their home in the canyon used the rocks, trees, bushes and plants to survive and thrive there. It's a loop with a really nice waterfall about halfway in the middle of it, and lots of other great scenery the rest of the way. It is not for people who have limited mobility, as other reviewers mentioned, but you don't need to be a hiking expert to do it. If you can walk for 2-3 hours and climb up and down steps, you should be alright. And no need for special hiking clothes, as long as you have on sensible shoes. I wore a running outfit, complete with a white hat (ballcap with great ventilation) to keep the sun off my dark hair. I think this hike would be great for families (kids of any age) or couples on vacation, or little groups of friends in Palm Springs on business. And for solo travelers, it is IDEAL because you don't have to worry about getting lost (or attacked) or running out of water while trying to hike by yourself in one of the local parks. Come out and enjoy a guided hike with one of these rangers - so worth the $12! Bring your camera or take your iPhone, because there are so many beautiful things to photograph. It really gives you a totally different perspective of Palm Springs and is nice antidote to all the nonstop golf courses.

Visited June 2012
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