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Tahquitz Canyon

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My kids love this! No matter how hot it is, there's always a shady hike and a waterfall to cool off... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Los Angeles, California
Quick and easy morning hike

This is a pretty little hike with some nice views. Pretty easy terrain if you’re a hiker and... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
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500 W Mesquite Ave, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-8391
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

My kids love this! No matter how hot it is, there's always a shady hike and a waterfall to cool off in! Well worth the small fee.

3  Thank samanddan42
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We might just be salty because we went at the hottest part of the day... but neither of us thought the waterfall was THAT exciting. The hike was fairly strenuous and there was no overhead cover. We definitely recommend dressing for the weather (which we...More

3  Thank The_Sharks88
Reviewed 27 July 2018

This is a pretty little hike with some nice views. Pretty easy terrain if you’re a hiker and definitely doable for inexperienced hikers. Well worth the $5 entry. Nice way to start the day.

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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Mildly interesting. Tough walk. Would be much cooler (both temperature and visually) if you go in March. I would do it again but my wife told me I should have a good time when i go!

2  Thank rndyoung
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Don't miss this lovely trail, a really pleasant loop walk to a beautiful waterfall. The visitor centre is excellent with a film (played on request) about the history of the Canyon through the eyes of the native Americans, small gift shop, clean restrooms and water...More

Thank Nicky L
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We've been here for holidays with kids. It was a cool walk with the reward of the beautiful waterfall at the end. The water is super freezing but if you're courageous you can refresh your legs until the Bally ;)

1  Thank Julien R
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

My husband thought it was a great idea to get the family up to make it to the 8am guided hike in the desert. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable & patient. The first part of the hike leading up to the waterfall was -for me...More

1  Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 7 June 2018

We were looking for an easy hike with different scenery than Joshua Tree National Park. This looked like a good choice and it was, about 2 miles roundtrip. There is a fee to enter ($12.50) but it was worth it. Its mandatory that you bring...More

1  Thank Dafer55
Reviewed 26 May 2018

The canyon hike is moderate - you can do it in sneakers, but plan on taking about 30 minutes at a relaxed pace to get to the waterfall. There is no shade and no water - so hat and water bottle is a must. The...More

4  Thank opalkramer
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

You have to pay a fee to do this hike. Be prepared as it is a sunny hike with little shade. There are shade trees at the waterfall and part of your hike might be shaded if you go early enough in the day. Not...More

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Ronnie W
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Response from Dafer55 | Reviewed this property |
I got service heading down from the waterfall. Have Sprint. Was surprised when my phone rang!
Susann S
9 March 2018|
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Response from ShifraToronto | Reviewed this property |
I found this question strange because when I was at Tahquitz Canyon in early February, the teen-aged girl at the front desk was extremely nice. Rather than just taking our money--my companion had proffered his credit... More
Scot D
30 December 2017|
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Response from DEBRA S | Reviewed this property |
I did not see anyone with alcohol.