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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  • It's a 1.8 mile hike varying grade but not difficult I did it in 101* weather at 1pm like a genius I hiked in flip flops no problem Take 1 liter of water or buy one from them for $2 They have walking....  more »
  • Having done a few hikes in the area, this pay-for trail is one of the best. If you go in the morning (8-ish), it’s still cool and you get partial shade from the canyon walls. Fairly easy & the dip in....  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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