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Tahquitz Canyon

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Address: 500 W Mesquite Ave, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8391
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Perfect little hike.

Just off of town, we thoroughly enjoyed our two hour hike to the waterfall and back. It was leisurely and we took a lot of photos. We stopped a lot and took in the beauty. It was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Allison G
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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just off of town, we thoroughly enjoyed our two hour hike to the waterfall and back. It was leisurely and we took a lot of photos. We stopped a lot and took in the beauty. It was also so incredible to hear the water rushing during most of our walk. It was not a scorching day so that made a... More 

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Thank Allison G
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely, short, gentle hike that winds its way up through 300ft on sand and rock, to a beautiful (seasonal) 60ft waterfall. The trail is very well maintained, starts in desert and finishes in a thick, delightful forest of Cottonwood trees. Our visit ( mid-May) coincided with the end of this year's snow melt, so the waterfall was... More 

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Thank Mike_Kwasniak
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At first I was a little annoyed by the admission price of $12.50 pp, to be completely honest. Especially as the park and trails aren't especially long. However, it was quickly evident that the canyon scenery is seriously breathtaking. The massive massive boulder formations are otherworldly! It was easy to get lost in thought about how our planet was formed!... More 

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Thank Steven L
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed some light day hiking here. Nice for family or individuals looking for easier options to take in different views.

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Thank Samantha E
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take water and wear sunscreen even if it is cool when you start. Also good shoes as there are some rough stairs. Piece of cake on the way back.

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Thank Colette A
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If it is your first time, I recommend taking the Ranger-Led Interpretation hike. The Ranger provides info about the indigenous peoples history and their migration to the area, along with some of their customs and beliefs. The Ranger also provides info on the local wildlife and flowers. The hike takes approx 2.5 hours return trip. It takes you to the... More 

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1 Thank Catherine P
Belmont, CA
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hike into Tahquitz Canyon is easy enough for most people. The scenery is stunning, the Indian legends of the Canyon intriguing, and the waterfall at the end of the hike makes any effort well- worthwhile. The hike can be self-guided or taken with a guide. And there is a charge.

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1 Thank jlumurray
indianapolis
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While not expecting to hike to a waterfall in the desert, we found this to be an excellent hike with lovely views of the canyon and then looking back out into the larger valley.

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Thank Mark H
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful hike up the canyon to a river and nice waterfall. Not strenuous for most people. Everyone on the trail loved it. Cost was $12.50 per person.

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Thank SDsquid
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great short hike to learn about the indigenous people and the local desert flora. There are lots of rock steps of 12 to 15 inches.

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