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Murray Canyon Trail

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Address: Palm Springs, CA
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Located in the Indian Canyons, this trail passes some uniquely amazing...

Located in the Indian Canyons, this trail passes some uniquely amazing desert vegetation, such as the yellow creosote flowers.

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Best hike near Palm Springs

Like the author below, I hiked shortly after a rainfall (probably the same storm) but I enjoyed the crossings and found the hike to be wonderful. Just no pleasing some people... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
BayouRnnr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like the author below, I hiked shortly after a rainfall (probably the same storm) but I enjoyed the crossings and found the hike to be wonderful. Just no pleasing some people. You won't get a "wow" view at the end; however, hiking amidst the groves of palm trees in the lush canyons will give a great respite from the arid... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked the Murray Canyon trail a few days after a rain in the desert. We had to cross the stream in many places and, by the end of the hike, both of my boots and socks were soaked. The stream is not easy to cross when there is even a small amount of water, but the hike is gorgeous... More 

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laconia, nh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This was a gorgeous hike along a river that at the turnaround point had a view of some very interesting but private, old stone homes that I assumed are Indian owned. Great spot, maybe an hour to complete and then good picnicing.

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

one of the best scenic hiking trails into the canyons along a beautiful stream with interesting rock formations.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Another little oasis of peace and tranquility. This is a beautiful spot and definitely a must if you ever visit Palm Springs.

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

The weather forecast said a high of 82 degrees for the day, but it felt much hotter than that. We went the first week of April and there was still water flowing. If there wasn't water flowing, this hike would be a less interesting as the trail criss-crosses the stream throughout. The palm trees and rock formations made this hike... More 

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

The Murray Canyon trail is an easy little hike that offers a completely different desert experience. We take all our first time desert guests to Murray Canyon so that they can see that the valley is much more than just endless alternating golf courses, condo developments and sage brush filled empty lots. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Did this as one of the Trails when we visited Indian Canyons. Nice 3 mile trail, but you need the right footwear! Also, take plenty of water.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

One of the many great hiking canyons in Palm Springs. Great place to get out in nature for hiking. Go early if you can before it gets too hot, bring plenty of water.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

We didn't do the entire trail because we didn't want to get wet feet and didn't allow enough time. I would like to go back and do it again. Nice walk but no trees on the first half of the trail, at least. It's not a difficult walk from an elevation-gain perspective, but I imagine it gets very hot- we... More 

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