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Murray Canyon Trail

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Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA
+1 760-325-3400
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Trail on the road up to Indian Canyons

This is a trail off the road on the way up to Indian Canyons. We stopped here and went a small... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Cynthia J
Porterville, California
Lots of lizards

A wonderful short hike. We saw several lizards, ravens, and a snake. There were a number of stream... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Sacramento, California
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Located in the Indian Canyons, this trail passes some uniquely amazing desert vegetation, such as the yellow creosote flowers.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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+1 760-325-3400
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is a trail off the road on the way up to Indian Canyons. We stopped here and went a small ways up the trail, but as we just happened upon it, I did not have appropriate walking shoes with me which is necessary for...More

1  Thank Cynthia J
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

A wonderful short hike. We saw several lizards, ravens, and a snake. There were a number of stream crossings, but nothing difficult. You need a hat, sunscreen, good shoes, and lots of water. We went on a cooler weekend in early June.

1  Thank 643sapphired
Reviewed 3 May 2017

My wife and I really liked this day hike. Wasn't too hard or easy,,just right. Great oasis views,,,marked very well.

2  Thank max55857
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Murray Canyon Trail is located South of Andreas Canyon. This is an easy hike which becomes moderate as you approach The Seven Sisters. The portion that I would rate as moderate is brief, but does involve a little elevation and scrambling...nothing serious. Stream crossings do...More

2  Thank Marcia S
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Great trail through the canyon oasis. Expect to get wet feet as the trail crosses the creek numerous times

Thank PNWtravelers1995
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Crossed the stream 16 times each way (it's a 3.8 mile in & out hike). So much water!! My feet were drenched; i gave up & just marched thru b/c there was too much water, not enough rocks to hop across on.

Thank liylu
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Compared to Palm and Andreas Canyons of the Indian Canyon group, maybe not as scenic ... but, still worth a visit.

1  Thank Chuck2010
Reviewed 26 December 2016

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...More

1  Thank BayouRnnr
Reviewed 22 December 2016

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...More

1  Thank lulupearl
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.

1  Thank jwredlabel
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10 April 2017|
Response from PNWtravelers1995 | Reviewed this property |
Recommmend that you contact Agua Caliente directly for wheel chair accesibility.
Andrea P
25 August 2016|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
As already answered. Its only a few dollars to enter the park. Once in, any of the trails are free to walk. I highly recommend the 7 sisters waterfall trail as well!!