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Tahquitz Canyon

500 W Mesquite Ave, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-8391
+1 760-416-7044
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wonderful hike & waterfall

we went in early spring & experienced full waterfall & was wonderful, went again middle of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ellen B
Torrance, California, Usa
To the falls and back

What you should expect: the entire loop trail is about a mile in length, and takes roughly an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ken B
wilds of New Jersey
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500 W Mesquite Ave, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-8391
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Reviewed yesterday

we went in early spring & experienced full waterfall & was wonderful, went again middle of , waterfall was still there & flowing nicely, while pretty warm if you go early easy 1 mile hike each way well worth entrance price if waterfall is there.

Thank Ellen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What you should expect: the entire loop trail is about a mile in length, and takes roughly an hour. You will probably want to go into the pool under the waterfall, so dress appropriately for that. (We were visiting after a season with good rainfall,...More

1  Thank Ken B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a beautiful spot to gather your thoughts it is a relaxing short walk/hike with stunning views, wild flowers a trickling river and a treasure of a waterfall half way.Do not miss this beautiful oasis in the desert.

1  Thank kathy C
Reviewed 8 June 2017

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

2  Thank steve t
Reviewed 31 May 2017

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.

1  Thank Korrene R
Reviewed 29 May 2017 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 29 May 2017 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 23 May 2017 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 22 May 2017

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
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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!
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
14 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