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Indian Canyons Hiking Trails

S.Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA
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Great choice of trails that are all different

The Indian Canyons trails are a great activity for the daytime. The entrance fee gives access to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Korrene R
Houston, Texas
Back to the wild west....yet an easy safe hike

This is our favorite trail, to the three sisters falls. You feel like you are in an old western... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chicago/Palm Springs
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S.Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Indian Canyons trails are a great activity for the daytime. The entrance fee gives access to any of the trails in the park. You can hike multiple if time permits. It is a great way to spend the day and even picnic.

Thank Korrene R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our favorite trail, to the three sisters falls. You feel like you are in an old western movie, yet the trail is relatively easy and only 5 miles or so round trip. Go early in summer. Beautiful native California palms. Admission is by...More

Thank Talldude51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a great place to hike, its also a great place to have a picnic which we have done several times with friends, a little stream runs from andreas canyon, they have picnic tables and its a quaint place to hike then picnic or...More

Thank richardderothschild
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Great trails but you need to plan carefully to not get caught out by the heat so don't be too ambitious. The Palm Canyon trail is fairly flat and shaded in parts so a good one to do in the heat. The Andreas train requires...More

2  Thank SarahJT325
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Palm Canyon was a pretty hike. The first mile was the best part, covered oasis, the next couple of miles is exposed with pretty views of the mountains. Murray Canyon is where it is at though! Gorgeous hike through covered areas, beautiful rocks, jumping through...More

1  Thank alex b
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We hiked the Palm Canyon trail from the main parking area in a clock wise direction. Boy, it was hot and there was some uphill to make the loop. Anyway, if you follow the loop up the ridge, the views and wildflowers are wonderful. This...More

1  Thank Zoom_Gotti
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I was reluctant to pay to go for a hike but it was well worth it. There are many hiking trails to choose from. We did the Palm Canyon trail to Victor, I would have loved to do more but we only had a few...More

3  Thank Tranur
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We hiked Palm Canyon and the ridge trail last week and the wild flowers and cactus were just starting to bloom. If you can hike in the next couple of weeks you will be able to experience the desert flowers in bloom. Something that hasn't...More

1  Thank Bill B
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Unusually, it had rained the night before and the river was too high to cross without getting soaked. There was a shop and toilets. The ranger answered questions and led some walks. There were several walks starting from the parking area.

Thank SKI010
Reviewed 14 March 2017

my wife and I went for a hike on a Sunday morning right when they opened and had the trails to ourselves. We took a wrong turn and ended up on the expert trail up the canyon and finally retreated after climbing to the top...More

2  Thank John I
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23 April 2016|
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
Just a thought, visiting the valley this time of the year, the hotel rate will be higher because this is still the vacationing season. Consider the Courtyard by Marriott or something down from that level of cost. There is a... More
Is there an easy route? I have back problems so can't do a lot of steep inclines. But would love to see the Oasis!
20 March 2016|
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Response from PCFredercik | Reviewed this property |
I hiked this trail 6 months after minimally invasive back surgery. As noted above, there are steep steps to get down to the trail and then back up, but there is a railing and you can take your time. Otherwise the trail is... More
Joss A
I will be visiting Palm Springs Sunday,February 7 - Tuesday,February 9, I was hoping to visit Indian Canyons but, from what I can tell from the website, they are not open during the winter. I see that people have reviewed this area recently so I am a little confused as to whether or not they are open. Can anyone clarify as to whether the trails are in fact open in the winter?
28 January 2016|
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Response from Mickele C | Reviewed this property |
They are open and there could be water as there is snow on the mountains.