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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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Short strenuous hike

Mildly interesting. Tough walk. Would be much cooler (both temperature and visually) if you go in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rndyoung
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Redlands, California
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Hidden Gem

Don't miss this lovely trail, a really pleasant loop walk to a beautiful waterfall. The visitor... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nicky L
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Bury, United Kingdom
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500 W Mesquite Ave, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-8391
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mildly interesting. Tough walk. Would be much cooler (both temperature and visually) if you go in March. I would do it again but my wife told me I should have a good time when i go!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss this lovely trail, a really pleasant loop walk to a beautiful waterfall. The visitor centre is excellent with a film (played on request) about the history of the Canyon through the eyes of the native Americans, small gift shop, clean restrooms and water...More

Thank Nicky L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been here for holidays with kids. It was a cool walk with the reward of the beautiful waterfall at the end. The water is super freezing but if you're courageous you can refresh your legs until the Bally ;)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband thought it was a great idea to get the family up to make it to the 8am guided hike in the desert. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable & patient. The first part of the hike leading up to the waterfall was -for me...More

Thank Ashley C
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

We were looking for an easy hike with different scenery than Joshua Tree National Park. This looked like a good choice and it was, about 2 miles roundtrip. There is a fee to enter ($12.50) but it was worth it. Its mandatory that you bring...More

Thank Dafer55
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

The canyon hike is moderate - you can do it in sneakers, but plan on taking about 30 minutes at a relaxed pace to get to the waterfall. There is no shade and no water - so hat and water bottle is a must. The...More

3  Thank opalkramer
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

You have to pay a fee to do this hike. Be prepared as it is a sunny hike with little shade. There are shade trees at the waterfall and part of your hike might be shaded if you go early enough in the day. Not...More

Thank Tatt2dRN
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

to start with its a two mile hike not bad at all ,there is a charge $12.00 to do the but at the end you have water falls you can cool off,have good shoes on also you should go in the am before it gets...More

Thank jpenczar
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Thought it was a great morning hike with my family of five! We prepared by bringing towels and wearing bathing suit underneath our clothes to take a dip underneath the falls. It worked out perfectly! The falls were not too heavy to stand underneath and...More

Thank jon1rene
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

This was a really nice hike & not long. It's about 1 mile to the waterfall and then 1 mile back to the visitor center. We just went in May and were so glad we started early in the morning - about 8:30 am. We...More

Thank Virginia2002
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Ronnie W
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Response from Dafer55 | Reviewed this property |
I got service heading down from the waterfall. Have Sprint. Was surprised when my phone rang!
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Susann S
9 March 2018|
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I found this question strange because when I was at Tahquitz Canyon in early February, the teen-aged girl at the front desk was extremely nice. Rather than just taking our money--my companion had proffered his credit... More
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Scot D
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I did not see anyone with alcohol.
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