Tahquitz Canyon, Palm Springs

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Canyon · Nature / Park
Inhabited for thousands of years by the Cahuilla tribe, Tahquitz Canyon remains part of the tribe's legacy and is now overseen by the tribe's Agua Caliente Band. Walk the 3.2 km (2 mi) hiking trail through the canyon to Tahquitz Falls. The falls collect in a shallow pool you can wade through. The water also feeds an oasis of palms and desert growth that lines the trail. If you hike to the falls, bring drinking water, sunscreen, and a towel to dry your feet after wading. Make Tahquitz Canyon a part of your Palm Springs vacation plans using our Palm Springs visit planner.
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  • This was a nice easy hike up to a beautiful waterfall. The map they give you points out historical areas of the canyon. It would have been nice if you could spend time in the visitor center but with.....  more »
  • Great easy hike, about 2 miles roundtrip. Great for families. The waterfall is great, you can get in if you are brave enough to get in cold water. The views of Palm Springs are fantastic. Cost is....  more »
  • Lots of fun hiking this trail up to the 60 foot waterfall. Very hot in the summer so take lots of drinking water. Beginner to intermediate level hike. Only 1 mile each way. Trail is along creek, so you can wet your towel with the cold water and put it around your neck to keep cool. Hike with your shorts or swimsuit so you can jump in the cool pond at the top. The water is very cold but refreshing. Bring your camera.
  • Amazing hike. It's only a mile out, it is an exposed trail so if it's a hot day out prepare to be cooked. Pay off is well worth it. Amazing waterfall and ice cold water you can swim into. The best hike and adventure in the area

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