Painted Canyon, Palm Springs

4.8
#5 of 7 in Nature in Palm Springs
Canyon · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Create an itinerary including Painted Canyon
Painted Canyon is located in Palm Springs. By using our Palm Springs trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Painted Canyon and other attractions in Palm Springs.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Painted Canyon reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
226 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • My wife and I spent a day hiking in Joshua Tree and two days hiking around Palm Springs (including Indian Canyons, Tahquitz Canyon and taking the aerial tram up to Desert View Trail). They were all....  more
    My wife and I spent a day hiking in Joshua Tree and two days hiking around Palm Springs (including Indian Canyons, Tahquitz Canyon and taking the aerial tram up to Desert View Trail). They were all....  more »
  • Wow, what a hidden gem! This was absolutely amazing. Lots of trails to accommodate various ages (our group ranged from age 36 to 72) and abilities. We did the Ladder Canyon and Painted Canyon Trail... 
    Wow, what a hidden gem! This was absolutely amazing. Lots of trails to accommodate various ages (our group ranged from age 36 to 72) and abilities. We did the Ladder Canyon and Painted Canyon Trail...  more »
Google
  • Great trail for those that like to climb. My two girls ages 3 and 6 loved all the ladders. We were able to leave a photo in the box and hope next time we come to update it. Pretty shady the first part then very exposed with minimal shade. Perfect distance for the heat.
  • Fun and cool hike. You can do this hike in a loop which is what most people choose. Others backtrack and come down the ladders after reaching the top. I suggest doing the loop by climbing the ladders first reaching the top then comeback via the canyon. Things to consider in this hike is your vehicle, the road is in pretty good shape most of the time however if there is rain your car will not make it unless you have high clearance and 4 wheel drive. Second take lots of water. This is a desert area and the hike can take some time to do I did the loop in about 2 hrs single hiker with no stops. The top of the hike is exposed with no shade. Lastly at the top you can get cell reception at least for Verizon. This may be helpful in an emergency. The area is now used for camping and it is a pretty popular trail. Happy hiking!

Plan your trip to Palm Springs

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.