Trip Planner:   USA  /  California  /  California Desert  /  Palm Springs  /  Nature  /  Tahquitz Canyon
Tahquitz Canyon, Palm Springs
(4.2/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
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.
map
Create a full Palm Springs itinerary

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

29 days in California Desert BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in United States & Vancouver BY A USER FROM CANADA April, outdoors, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Palm Springs BY A USER FROM CANADA January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 35 days in Palm Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Palm Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Palm Springs BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC June, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Olympia, Phoenix & Palm Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in United States BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA March, teens, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Enjoyed the hike into Tahquitz Canyon. Lots of interesting rock formations and various desert plant life. The hike is up and down through the canyon in a two mile loop. The hike takes about 1- 2 hours...  more »
  • We hiked a number of the canyons this week and Tahquitz was the first one. It's truly an easy hike, but with gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains. 
  • As an experienced hiker and rock scrambler/climber I could have done this hike easily in 40 minutes or so. Instead, I decided to walk with ranger Hepburn on an interpretive nature hike that took appro...  more »