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Indian Canyons Hiking Trails

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Address: S.Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA
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Hike now to see the wild flowers

We hiked Palm Canyon and the ridge trail last week and the wild flowers and cactus were just starting to bloom. If you can hike in the next couple of weeks you will be able to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We hiked Palm Canyon and the ridge trail last week and the wild flowers and cactus were just starting to bloom. If you can hike in the next couple of weeks you will be able to experience the desert flowers in bloom. Something that hasn't happened during the years of little rain here in California

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unusually, it had rained the night before and the river was too high to cross without getting soaked. There was a shop and toilets. The ranger answered questions and led some walks. There were several walks starting from the parking area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

my wife and I went for a hike on a Sunday morning right when they opened and had the trails to ourselves. We took a wrong turn and ended up on the expert trail up the canyon and finally retreated after climbing to the top of a mountain! Very invigorating

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were deciding between here and Joshua Tree and we decided to come here because it was closer and less expensive. I wasn't too pleased about paying $9 per person to get in but really, it was well worth it. The trails are easy to follow. The ranger gave us some nice advice to make our hike more enjoyable. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy nature and hiking, don't think you must travel far from Palm Springs to get a pretty amazing experience. Indian Canyons is at the bottom of S. Palm Canyon drive. There are 4 separate areas, three of which are accessible with one admission fee per person. Indian Canyons are part of the Coachella valley aquifer, theres lots of... More 

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Portland, OR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked some of the trails but my wife was concerned about snakes (rattlers) and scorpions. We didn't see any wildlife but she was nervous the entires time. I was more relaxed and enjoyed the hike

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth hiking, desert nature at its best. Good advice given by guides, eg: sensible shoes, wear a hat and carry water.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The palm oasis is fascinating. We took the canyon trail and then extended a bit on the Victor Trail back to visitor center. It was a nice, relatively easy 3 mile loop.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

McCallum Canyon was the hike my wife and I chose, and while traversing the Oasis was a bit challenging at time, it was pretty fun and beautiful. One of my favorite hikes in the area for sure! Would highly recommend, although the ground is a bit uneven, the hike is considered 'novice' to 'intermediate'.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very easy (and hot) hike through the canyon. We were there on a dry day, but still enjoyed seeing a little bit of water and a burst of greenery in the otherwise sandy and rocky desert. Bring sunscreen and enjoy!

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