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“amazing waterfall - great short hike.”
Review of Tahquitz Canyon

Tahquitz Canyon
Ranked #12 of 120 things to do in Palm Springs
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

This is an easy, short hike. The Ranger we met on the trail was very informative and friendly. He was explaining the canyon was a homeless camp in the 70 and was rife with trouble back then. Today it is clean, calm, and beautiful. They did a great job of cleaning it up. The falls are definitely worth the hike. Go do it!

Thank Sandi R
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

This was a perfect hike for our 3 & 4 year old grandchildren, although they ran up and then back down, so maybe it was too short. My son took some very nice photos of the scenery along the trail. The setting f the the waterfall is very nice.

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Although I first thought the entry fee was a bit pricey, but after hiking through Tahquitz Canyon and talking to the ranger, I realized that keeping this place well-maintained and pristine is probably worth it. Yes, there are many other places to hike that are free in this area, and I would suggest that they be explored, too. (Go to the Palm Desert Visitor's Center to get maps and information). Our group enjoyed our hike through Tahquitz Canyon, and the waterfall is truly a lovely halfway point. A ranger is usually around, patrolling the area, available for sharing information about the park and encouraging visitors to be respectful. There is an interesting history to the place, and you can take a guided walk with one of the rangers and hear more. The walk is not vigorous, and the trails are well marked. There are some interesting rock formations and some nice overlook areas, too.

Thank NjoyTravelingNj
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

During our trip to Palm Springs, we discovered Tahquitz Canyon and decided to try our hand at hiking. The canyon is quite pretty and the hike is only a couple of hours not too stenuous. The price to hike is very reasonable. I would recommend this adventure to anyone visiting Palm Springs.

Thank zmanNewJersey
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a 2 mile round trip to view Tahquitz falls. The cost is steep $12.50 but coupons can be found around town for $2 off. I am 63 and this was a nice easy hike with plenty of places to stop and take pictures and enjoy the views. Get their early to avoid the sun, on part of the hike is shaded most of the way but the sun can be harsh (it was only about 70 degrees when I was there).

Thank michaelrittel
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