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Murray Canyon Trail

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Address: Palm Springs, CA
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08:00 - 17:00
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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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Great hike..

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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208 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank max55857
Cathedral City, California, United States
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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 require balance as one leaps from rock to rock. This hike takes you through desert... More 

Thank Marcia S
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
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
los angeles, ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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 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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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 cross when there is even a small amount of water, but the hike is gorgeous... More 

Thank lulupearl
laconia, nh
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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.

Thank jwredlabel
Palm Springs, California
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

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

Thank Daniell C
Chicago, Illinois
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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.

Thank Terence B

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