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“Great hike”
Review of Tahquitz Canyon

Tahquitz Canyon
Ranked #12 of 132 things to do in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

This is a great hike. It is a loop with a waterfall at top of loop. It is not a hard hike but going is more uphill. The path is not paved so you need to climb up rocks and walk on uneven surfaces.

Thank Janet G
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

This is nice hike of about 2 miles that scrambles up a canyon to to a pretty 50 foot waterfall. Is it worth doing - yes. Is it worth $12.50 a person - no. They should offer a 2 day pass for $20 that allows access to this and Indian Canyons - that would be a fairer value. I just felt that this was not worth it.

Thank pfefmeister
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

This canyon is owned and managed by the local Indian tribe. You will have to pay a fee to go in, but the money goes towards maintenance of the sight - it is really well cared for, with a visitors center, signage, good trails, and it is clean. This did not used to be the case before they took over the management The hike up to the falls is about a mile. Kids can do it, no problem. Along the way you can see nice desert plants, great rock formations, and an occasional mountain goat. (really!) At the end of the trail you will see a stunning waterfall that is deep enough to actually swim in if you dont mind really cold water. It was absolutely magical.

4  Thank nancy p
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

This was the highlight of a short 3 day vacation over Thanksgiving. $12.50 per adult and the kids (3 and 5) were free. You can purchase snacks at the visitor's station, but the hike to the waterfall only takes about 2 hours so you won't starve to death out there.

I wasn't sure if this hike would be safe for small children, but it was fine. Just hold their hand where it's rocky/steep. The trail goes to the left and right of the waterfall, coming in from both sides. Always choose the right trail on the way there for a little bit easier climb for the kids. This was the advice given to us before heading out. We went left by accident at one part and it was still manageable with the kids so don't over think it.

1  Thank Adam H
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful loop hike up to the waterfall and back. There is a charge of $12.50, definitely worth it. Plenty of parking. We went early and the canyon was partially shaded, this is important when it’s hot out. Take water and good walking shoes. It’s a dirt path with some rocks not a place for a stroller or someone unsure of their footing. They do offer a ranger lead hike, but if that doesn’t work it’s just a beautiful place to spend a couple of hours.

Thank ocsailor
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