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Tahquitz Canyon, Palm Springs
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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. Plan to see Tahquitz Canyon and other attractions that appeal to you using our Palm Springs itinerary planner.
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  • We made the trek up to the waterfall twice, even though the water does not flow in November. It is still worth the walk. We are birders and there were Hummingbirds everywhere! The trails are well mark...  more »
  • The hike is just a block from a neighborhood so it's easy to get to. The trail staff and rangers are very friendly, helpful, and informative. We went in the morning, so the canyon was cool and shaded....  more »
  • Beautiful views over Palm Springs easily accessible just off the edge of time. Be sure to take a coupon from a visitors magazine. This walk costs about $30 for two adults and two small children. Enjoy...  more »