Trip Planner:   USA  /  California  /  California Desert  /  Palm Springs  /  Historic Sites  /  Indian Canyons
Indian Canyons, Palm Springs
(4.6/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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. Using our world travel planner, Palm Springs attractions like Indian Canyons can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create a full Palm Springs itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Palm Springs

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Palm Springs by other users

13 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Palm Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in California BY A USER FROM ISRAEL December, kids, outdoors, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 1 day in Palm Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Palm Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Palm Springs, Scottsdale & Penticton BY A USER FROM CANADA February, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Palm Springs BY A USER FROM CANADA December, relaxing, romantic, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 24 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in San Francisco, Palm Springs & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is a great place to visit to understand the palm and water climate of the area. We did the palm canyon and andreas canyon walks. Both are pretty easy walks and very pleasant in November. 
  • This attraction is only a short drive outside of Palm Springs and well worth the visit. Some excellent views at the top . There is a café and a good gift shop too. 
  • Just outside of Palm Springs and a great entry point to explore and hike in the arid countryside. Several hikes into the canyons, and a small shop too. Recommended. 
Google
  • My friend told me about the Murray Canyon Trail, but when I saw the Maynard Mine Trail it was calling out to me. 6 miles round trip and unbeknownst to me at the time it was a strenuous hike ( trailhead info)! Saw lots of different ant 🐜 species, birds and lizards along the way!
  • My wife and I are visiting from Santa Rosa, and this was our first venture into the natural surroundings in the Palm Springs area. It is very beautiful; the large palms shading the running streams with the deciduous trees changing colors. Very nice hiking environment. The day pass was more than we usually pay for county or state parks, but the proximity to Palm Springs was convenient and ideal.
  • I've hiked these canyons numerous times. I kind of like to go when the summer starts up. Hotternhell but the trails are less crowded and it truly feels like being in the land time forgot. I always expect to see a dinosaur come lumbering over one of the hills.
  • Large beautiful desert with palm trees. Very scenic but can get very hot in summer. Lot of beautiful hiking trails. Very close to Palm springs
  • The oasis is a place to visit. Never thought to see so much nature in one place