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Address: Palm Springs, CA 92263-0554
Phone Number: +1 760-413-1575
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Providing magical hiking & walking wilderness experiences. Allow...

Providing magical hiking & walking wilderness experiences. Allow yourself to re-connect with nature and the peacefulness within. Joshua Tree NP, Indian Canyons, San Andreas fault, San Jacinto State park, all just waiting for you to Discover! 20 years of professionally guided trips in the deserts, mountains & canyons in Palm Springs, Ca. We guarantee a great experience!

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Awesome hike of Ladder and Painted Canyons!

Scott took our family on an awesome hike of this geologically interesting area of the Coachella Valley area. We were blown away at every turn by the unique formations created by... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Apple Valley, CA
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Apple Valley, CA
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Scott took our family on an awesome hike of this geologically interesting area of the Coachella Valley area. We were blown away at every turn by the unique formations created by the land from slot canyons in Ladder Canyon which were other worldly to the veins and twisted rock walls of Painted Canyon. Truly an amazing experience we couldn't have... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Hi Janna (& kids!), thank you for posting this informative & thoughtful review. It's always a real pleasure taking guests to areas that they really enjoy & appreciate. With your interest in geology & seismic activity, I'm glad you were able to experience this amazing area where 3 faults collide! We look forward to taking your family to another great... More 

Toronto
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Scott created an experience that met all our needs: unique desert vistas, colourful commentary on local flora and fauna, the best routes to avoid crowds, and a pace suited to our level/restrictions. He created great rapport with our group of three, supplied us with plentiful water and snacks, provided hats and waste packs as required, introduced us to some of... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Hello Iris, I appreciate you posting this review for us here at Trail Discovery. It was our pleasure to provide you family with a fun & interesting tour of the Indian Canyons. I hope your upcoming journeys prove to be great & educational adventures, as I know you love to travel. Thanks, Scott More 

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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My family and I did two days of hiking with Scott (in Joshua Tree NP and around Palm Springs), and could not have asked for a better guide. He is such a genuine, smart, fun guy, who knows this area and these trails like the palm of his hand! Any question we asked (and there were a lot) he knew... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Hi Chrissy, thanks so much for taking the time to post this review. I really enjoyed the hikes we did with your family, and it's always a pleasure to spend quality time in nature with those that are really into it. We look forward to another great adventure if you happen to return to our desert oasis! Scott More 

Tustin, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Our group had a fantastic hiking adventure. Scott is an amazing guide and storyteller. He showed us the most beautiful sites at Joshua Tree and all the detail around them. Highly recommended!

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Hi Barry, Thanks for taking the time to post this nice review. I really enjoyed spending the day with you & your friends (& dog!). It was also fun to make the quick stop at Pioneertown as well. Look forward to showing you another magical area in & around Palm Springs, Ca.! Scott More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

A friend and I hired Scott to guide us through Joshua Tree national park. We had an awesome day, exploring on and off trails, seeing both the popular highlights and parts of the park few would get to see. Would highly recommend Scott and Trail Discovery tours if you're in the Palm Springs area.

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Thanks a bunch Rosalie & Rosie, for taking the time to write this kind review. It was a pleasure to take you two into Joshua Tree Nat'l park and enjoy a couple great hikes. Was also nice that we had so few people in the park that day. I hope the rest of your stay in the US was great,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This past week, my husband and 19 year old son hiked with Scott - I had found him online and really hoped they would enjoy it as we're not local and on vacation. Scott took them on a terrific, enjoyable hike, answered all questions, and let them see a part of the country they'd not seen before. My son declared... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Hi Barb, Thanks a bunch for taking the time to write a great review for us. It was fun taking Mark & Nathan on a cool, refreshing hike in the forest above the Palm Springs Aerial tram. We're fortunately to have this cool escape during the summer months. Mark was a trooper as we did some mild scrambling over the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Scott was a phenomenal guide! My husband and I are city folks, and thought that camping in the desert on our recent trip out west would be a fun change to our usual Air B&B schtick. We found Trail Discovery on Trip Advisor, and were admittedly a bit skeptical that a company would only have positive reviews - however, as... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Thanks a bunch for taking the time to post this great review. I'm so glad you two took the steps to experience one of our real national park gems with us. Spending more than a few hours in the park allows it's magic to really take hold. Thanks for helping out with the camp chores & being so easy going... More 

Toronto
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Scott raises the bar for courtesy, knowledge and preparedness, not to mention the wonderful, private trails that we felt very fortunate to enjoy under his guidance. We engaged Scott for the entire day and we saw no one on the trails the entire morning and only a few later in the day. What also sets Scott apart from many other... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for this detailed review of our services! I really appreciate you taking the time to let others know about your experience with Trail Discovery. It's heart-warming to hear your comments, as I know you've had many other guides on trips. We do our very best to make our guests not only comfortable, but to customize our tours to... More 

Minneapolis
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

My wife and I spent a morning with Scott in Indian Canyons. It was a great hike, and very worthwhile. Scott was engaging and knowledgeable. When hiking with a guide, we always like to learn about the area, the geology, the plants and animals, the history, and so forth. Scott was great, and the specific hikes he chose were perfect.... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Thank you kindly, we do appreciate your taking the time to express your thoughts about Trail Discovery. We always enjoy folks who really have an interest in the local environment, history & culture. Look forward to guiding you to another great outdoor spot! Scott More 

Calgary
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Awesome! Enjoyed a great hike to Indian Canyons and Palm Canyon with Scott from Trail Discovery Tours. I was travelling solo and he was kind enough to fit me in with 3 other lovely ladies. He is very informative and is willing to accommodate your hiking experience to your wish list. Overall a great experience and would love to do... More 

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Scott S, Owner at Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, responded to this review

Brenda, Thanks so much for your kind review, it was a pleasure including you in our hike to Indian Canyons. It's always great to see folks getting into hiking & taking they're experiences home to do more. Happy trails, Scott More 

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