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Palm Canyon

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Address: Palm Springs, CA
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An unbelievable Palm oasis

Stepping into a palm tree oasis, imagining what it may have been like 400 years ago, makes this trek spectacular. Not a hard hike, do the loop from the trading post, come back... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Greg L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stepping into a palm tree oasis, imagining what it may have been like 400 years ago, makes this trek spectacular. Not a hard hike, do the loop from the trading post, come back in Victor trail. Early morning start keeps you clear of the folks that will come later. This loop trail is about 3 miles.

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Irvine, California
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For sure visit at least once. The contrast and history with the desert is amazing. Out house facilities suck but hold your breathe.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 863 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We didnt have much time in Palm Springs and having visited the excellent aviation museum, and the frankly dissapointing town we had a day or so to make the most of. After a bit of research we decided to make our way up to the Indian Canyon area and explore the Palm Canyon. Could not have made a better choice.... More 

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Portland, OR
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132 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We go here every time we come to Palm Springs. Very good. Lots of trails and clean. WE always get a sandwich at our nearby deli and a bottle of wine and have a picnic here. Well worth it.

Thank Caribbean5
Columbus, Ohio
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We read previous reviews and decided to go there to walk to the waterfalls. After the falls, we looked down into the palm canyon and thought we'd hike down. So glad we did!!! I had never been to a true oasis and this was gorgeous! Worth the walk down and up. The path down/up is smooth - no scrambling over... More 

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574 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Well worth the $9 admission ... a true Oasis experience... Very popular Note: there are actually 3 canyons in the Indian Canyon area: Palm, Andreas, and Murray. Palm is the most visited and has the Trading Post. Parking can be tough if it is busy, Restrooms are portapots and no running water. Shaded picnic areas above and in the canyon... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Probably the best attraction of the unique Indian Caverns. We are talking about a perfect blend of hiking, walking, scenery, pictures, picniking. The trails are impeccably maintained & the main (easy) trail leads you right down to the floor of the canyon. It is for you to then decide how much additional hiking you want to do beyond the amazing... More 

Thank EMK260
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166 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We spent a few hours walking around on a couple different trails. The palm oasis area was particularly interesting since neither of us had seen a oasis. Very nice trails -- some more difficult than we could handle.

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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Whenever we get to the area, we hit this up for a day of hiking. Yes, it costs to get in, but seeing the natural palm canyons hidden in the desert is worth it. All level of hiking available, and depending on the time of year water level will vary, so be prepared.

1 Thank Art C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

OMG I love this place!!! Perfect for hiking, hanging out with friends, everything you can think of. Great view from up high, and it is just awesome! Must see!!!

1 Thank phillydel86

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