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Tahquitz Canyon

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Address: 500 W Mesquite Ave, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8391
Phone Number: +1 760-416-7044
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Gorgeous Area, GREAT Visitor Center

John at the Visitor Center was terrific. He knew the area, the tribe and lots of history about Palm Springs. We walked here from our hotel and really enjoyed the walk. Due to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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laconia, nh
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laconia, nh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

John at the Visitor Center was terrific. He knew the area, the tribe and lots of history about Palm Springs. We walked here from our hotel and really enjoyed the walk. Due to knee issues we did not hike up into the canyon, we were warned that there are a lot of steps, tall steps, to access the canyon so... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

brochure said this hike was 2 hours, took me 45 minutes. Staff and ranger very friendly and helpful. Not much of a challenge

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Thank 142mary54
Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Tahquitz in the early, early days, when it was lots of young people camping, swimming and partying. It was very clean then and we really did our best to carry everything out and keep it clean. But then, there are always those few....cuz years later apparently it turned into a mess fess, with the homeless staying there... More 

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LoneButte
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made the trek up to the waterfall twice, even though the water does not flow in November. It is still worth the walk. We are birders and there were Hummingbirds everywhere! The trails are well marked and the brochure tells of interesting way points.

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Thank northsue
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hike is just a block from a neighborhood so it's easy to get to. The trail staff and rangers are very friendly, helpful, and informative. We went in the morning, so the canyon was cool and shaded. The trail is well maintained but it does have some rough terrain in spots. I'd only recommend to the fit.

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London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views over Palm Springs easily accessible just off the edge of time. Be sure to take a coupon from a visitors magazine. This walk costs about $30 for two adults and two small children. Enjoy the beautiful views while hiking round.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close to town but you feel like a world away. Awesome views and nice hike. A sign warns hikers to be watchful for snakes. We didn't see any. We saw lizards and many birds. Some hikers we ran accross did see big horn sheep. Highly recommended.

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Thank Janers55
Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Sacred valley to the native people of this land , go with a ranger so the experience is well mapped and you don't miss a beat , several hours on rugged terrain will not only wet your appetite but you will after this hike sleep like a baby !

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Thank Michael D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We were in town for a business meeting and had a morning to explore. I had been told that this was a sacred valley to the native people and cajoled a coworker to hike it with me. It took a bit of finding due to the road construction but the gentleman working at the visitor's center was genuinely warm and... More 

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Letchworth Garden City, U.K.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This hike was a 'let's try it' hike for two 60 somethings from the UK. We wound our way through the road works and wondered if the $25 for the two of us was a lot of money, it wasn't! The person who sold us the tickets was charming and kind, and duly suggested we took walking sticks. This was... More 

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