Tahquitz Canyon, Palm Springs

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#4 of 18 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. Make Tahquitz Canyon a part of your Palm Springs vacation plans using our Palm Springs visit planner.
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  • Great scenic hike for most people. I had to take several breaks along the way (I am NOT that physically fit), but the waterfalls at the end was totally worth the effort. The hike back was a bit easier...  more »
  • Had a nice morning hike at Tahquitz. Took about 1-1.5 hours with photo stops. Easy hike - a few higher rock steps but nothing crazy. Beautiful views of canyon and Palm Springs. Very close to town make...  more »
  • This trail offers breathtaking views of the canyon with wildlife and streams throughout. We saw many hummingbirds and lizards. There are a lot of steps, but it is not too tiring. There are plenty of p...  more »
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  • simply amazing ! very beautiful scenery and excellent guide for the tour !
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