Indian Canyons, Palm Springs

4.6
#1 of 21 in Parks in Palm Springs
Hike a riverbed to a palm oasis at , where the most popular trail runs through Andreas and Palm Canyon. At the end of the trail in Palm Canyon, lush greenery feeds off a desert stream. The boulders can make the trail challenging in places, but the reward is a cool, trickling brook and the shade of large palms. Remember to bring sunscreen, a hat, water, and sturdy hiking shoes. Purchase trail tickets for a reduced price at the visitor center near the Tram Road entrance. Make Indian Canyons a part of your Palm Springs vacation plans using our Palm Springs trip planner .
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  • So well worth going to!!! It’s $9 to get in and feels impossible to see it all in a day. I hiked the Palm Canyon trail to junction with the Victor Trail and hiked along the Victor trail back to my car...  more »
  • An amazing place, especially in spring, with the flowers and the perfume of all the plants that grow in the canyon. Very close to Palm Springs, unmissable, especially the path of Andrea.
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  • We always visit when we're in Palm Desert. Great place to go with kids. There're always interesting things to see, insects and reptiles. When we went to visit the flowers were in full bloom! Just beau...  more »
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  • I am always a little leery when I hike alone but there were so many people, including families, that I felt safe. The trails have multiple splinters, so if the trail narrows too much, just try another. The road in is really long, and you have to pay to park, but it was worth it. Due to unseasonably cool weather, there was more water and flowers. I got some beautiful photos.
  • For active seniors who want to experience a beautiful desert oasis, visit Indian Canyons and walk the Adreas Loop (1 mile). The trail follows along a creek bed and through breath taking palm trees. Eat your lunch at a picnic table and just listen to the silence. A camera is a must. This adventure was a highlight of our visit to Palm Springs and we will definitely return . Although the trail is not very long, we took our time, took pictures and enjoyed this wilderness for about 3 hours.
  • Such a beautiful place for hiking, photographing, picnicking, and family outdoor fun! I did the 4mile hike to 7 sisters waterfalls and crossed the creek 19 times! Kids would love that! I would say it was a moderate hike with some elevation gain and good balance needed for a few of the crossings. Saw lots of horses and people. Wouldn't want to do it in the summer heat, I was here in February and it was PERFECT! Then I picnicked afterwards 👍
  • Beautiful little park with fabulous scenery. There's a couple of easy hikes that anyone can do - young or old. Very interesting to see the Palm trees in the desert with the little running stream. There are picnic tables near the parking spaces.
  • Wow. What a great experience! A must go if visiting the area. We were fortunate enough to see the rare big horn sheep. In fact one of them kicked a rock down which nearly hit my wife. We were able to see them from below and above.
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