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Tahquitz Canyon

500 W Mesquite Ave, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-8391
+1 760-416-7044
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Beautiful Waterfall at the End

My husband and I did a lovely 3 mile roundtrip hike (approx) up a canyon which ended up by a lovely... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Gametotravel
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Massachusetts
Desert Waterfall

It's a long hike to the rare waterfall that graces Tahquitz Canyon and it's mostly uphill. Once you... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
445sandym
,
Brattleboro, Vermont
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500 W Mesquite Ave, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-8391
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

My husband and I did a lovely 3 mile roundtrip hike (approx) up a canyon which ended up by a lovely pool/waterfall. There were markers periodically highlighting American Indian cave drawings or river dams for irrigation. It was lovely with some spring flowers emerging and...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

It's a long hike to the rare waterfall that graces Tahquitz Canyon and it's mostly uphill. Once you hit higher ground, it cools off and you can find shade here and there. Because the trail follows a stream there is a rich variety of desert...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

My sister said we had to do this so we went early to beat the heat. The walk with the Ranger is the way to go! He walks you all the way to the falls and back, pointing out important landmarks along the way. It...More

1  Thank Chris C
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Were doubting the $12.50 each fee to get in but it was worth it! You hike up along a creek to a pretty waterfall. Although hot, plenty of spots to get wet along the way. We saw some big horn sheep at the top and...More

Thank Laura L
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This is not a difficult hike at all. It’s only about a two mile round trip loop, with maybe 200 feet of elevation change (mostly just very tall steps). However, if you start this hike in the afternoon, it will be extremely hot; signs in...More

3  Thank travelerfromsj
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We took this hike in the afternoon as it was not a very hot day. Otherwise, you should start in the morning as this hike is moderately difficulty and you don't want to be doing this when it is too hot. It takes about 1...More

2  Thank Kathy A
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Again we had visitors that like to hike so we planned to go to Indian Canyons but our time was limited and the park guide suggested we try this hike. Be sure to get there before 3:30 so you can walk the entire way. You...More

3  Thank babtek
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Had the chance to hike this well beaten path up to a waterfall. Sort of explains why people thought they could survive out in the desert. Great views of Palm Springs and a nice little waterfall to cool off with at the top. The trail...More

Thank Brent T
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Stop at the Palm Springs Visitor's to get $2.00 off the $12.50 entrance fee. The person at the visitor's center almost scared us off by saying this was a moderately difficult hike. Maybe because we are older, she wanted to warn us. My husband and...More

5  Thank terrio3
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth the $12.50 admission to take the loop trail up the canyon to Tahquitz falls. It was a perfect spring day, so it was not too hot and there were lots of flowers in bloom. Since I took the ranger-led walk, I learned a...More

3  Thank bjs1987
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Ronnie W
22 June 2018|
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Response from Dafer55 | Reviewed this property |
I got service heading down from the waterfall. Have Sprint. Was surprised when my phone rang!
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Susann S
9 March 2018|
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I found this question strange because when I was at Tahquitz Canyon in early February, the teen-aged girl at the front desk was extremely nice. Rather than just taking our money--my companion had proffered his credit... More
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Scot D
30 December 2017|
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Response from DEBRA S | Reviewed this property |
I did not see anyone with alcohol.
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