Tahquitz Canyon, Palm Springs

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#4 of 11 in Parks in Palm Springs
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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  • August 9, 2017
    Enjoy an easy I think it's a mile hike up the canyon. Make sure you take advantage of the guide offered or you will miss a meaningful learning experience. Hike to the falls where you can cool off in t...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    we went in early spring & experienced full waterfall & was wonderful, went again middle of , waterfall was still there & flowing nicely, while pretty warm if you go early easy 1 mile hike each way wel...  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    What you should expect: the entire loop trail is about a mile in length, and takes roughly an hour. You will probably want to go into the pool under the waterfall, so dress appropriately for that. (We...  more »
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  • May 22, 2017
    Great hike and a beautiful waterfall at the end! Lots of interesting caves and plants and lizards to stop and look at along the way. Met some great people hiking, too! Plentiful parking, a friendly staff and nicely maintained trails...if the fee is to maintain this great little place tucked away ....take my money!
  • February 7, 2017
    Great little park only a few minutes out of downtown PS. A short drive to a reasonably large parking lot, a quick stop at the visitors center to get your pass, and then you're on the trail. Not a difficult path to the falls, but you'll want to carry water as it could get warm in the sun. We went earlier in the day, and for a while walked in the shade till the sun got high enough to light up the canyon. The falls were looking good the day we got there, but others have said that there have been times when the water is barely running. A nice picnic area with a table or some rocks to sit on under a tree awaits you when you get back after the hike.
  • June 9, 2017
    Such a beautiful place to visit! Very well kept and clean. Easy trail to a great waterfall for swimming
  • March 23, 2017
    Pay to hike? beyond infuriating! Walking away from the visitors center as I write this. Took everything in me not to flip out in there.
  • March 1, 2017
    Not worth the price for the hike. Path was washed out at top and could only do half of trail. Only go if you really want to see the waterfall.

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