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Tahquitz Canyon

500 W Mesquite Ave, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8391
+1 760-416-7044
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woth it

Nice hike out in the open desert both ways, it is a mile as the crow fly's, each way. But the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
steve t
Covina, California
Nice hiking trail with a waterfall

This is a very nice peaceful, tranquil trail. There is a waterfall, however when we went, it was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Korrene R
Houston, Texas
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500 W Mesquite Ave, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8391
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hike out in the open desert both ways, it is a mile as the crow fly's, each way. But the streams and the 50' waterfall are beautiful and refreshing. Pack three bottles of water for each person and some trail mix and you will...More

1  Thank steve t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice peaceful, tranquil trail. There is a waterfall, however when we went, it was during a draught period and the waterfall was dry. But the trail still gives a beautiful view of the desert and Palm Springs.

Thank Korrene R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very enjoyable hike with great trails along the tahquitz river and to the falls. The interpretive centre is very nicely appointed and has a great video to watch. There is a chance of seeing wildlife in the area and the hike is...More

Thank GuyoftheGlobe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great hike but make sure you go hydrated and while not too strenuous go early because there is no shade until you get to the falls. The elevation is not too great ~350 feet but due to the warm weather maybe a challenge for some....More

Thank mskastner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just off of town, we thoroughly enjoyed our two hour hike to the waterfall and back. It was leisurely and we took a lot of photos. We stopped a lot and took in the beauty. It was also so incredible to hear the water rushing...More

Thank Allison G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely, short, gentle hike that winds its way up through 300ft on sand and rock, to a beautiful (seasonal) 60ft waterfall. The trail is very well maintained, starts in desert and finishes in a thick, delightful forest of Cottonwood trees. Our visit...More

1  Thank Mike_Kwasniak
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

At first I was a little annoyed by the admission price of $12.50 pp, to be completely honest. Especially as the park and trails aren't especially long. However, it was quickly evident that the canyon scenery is seriously breathtaking. The massive massive boulder formations are...More

1  Thank Steven L
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We enjoyed some light day hiking here. Nice for family or individuals looking for easier options to take in different views.

Thank Samantha E
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Take water and wear sunscreen even if it is cool when you start. Also good shoes as there are some rough stairs. Piece of cake on the way back.

Thank Colette A
Reviewed 4 May 2017

If it is your first time, I recommend taking the Ranger-Led Interpretation hike. The Ranger provides info about the indigenous peoples history and their migration to the area, along with some of their customs and beliefs. The Ranger also provides info on the local wildlife...More

1  Thank Catherine P
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BubbeSuzie here, could I do this in my wheelchair? I do have a prosthesis on my left leg, but I can not walk very far or long.
15 April 2017|
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Response from montanacarole | Reviewed this property |
Not handicap accessible on the trail, but the visitors center is still worth going to!
How much is the entrance fee?
22 March 2017|
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Response from Irish_Harry | Reviewed this property |
$12.50 for adults and $6.00 for children. Yes, it's an expensive hike!
Kelly M
Is this a dog friendly hike?
15 July 2016|
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Response from jjluke | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, according to the site (search online for Tahquitz Canyon, should be one of the first ones on there), no pets are allowed on the tour. Please indicate if this was helpful in resolving your question so I can... More