Andreas Canyon

EASY 13 reviews

Andreas Canyon is a 1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Palm Springs, CA that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible from September until May.

1.0 miles 164 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Desert canyon hike on the Agua Caliente reservation.

hiking
1 day ago

Nice quick hike.. really pretty with a little creek and lots of palm trees! First half, if u start at th entrance area, is all shade... the second part is in the sun. All ages hike

3 months ago

Great one mile loop, easy hike but need to climb over some rocks so not wheelchair friendly. Well worth the drive out there. Follow other roadway to see Split Rock.

4 months ago

This trail is not dog friendly.

hiking
6 months ago

It wax a great short pretty hike. Daughter and grandson accompanied me. They enjoyed it too especially my 11 month old grandson who was in a carrier on His Mom's front.

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Carlos got it right. There is a shaded, lush, green lower canyon hike and an exposed, sunny desert section as well. Both are great desert hikes and worth a trip if you are in the Palm Springs area and looking for a place to stretch your legs.

hiking
1 year ago

This was a good find during our annual trip to the Palm Springs area. This is a short but beautiful hike in a desert canyon with a running stream (at least in spring).

hiking
3 years ago

Awesome trail, if you're visiting the desert? This is a must see hiking trail. Similar to Palm Canyon Trail which is located at the same property. You'll experience two perspectives on this trail, where it starts is a walk through palm trees with a creek and interesting rock formations, the back side of the loop is looking above the palm trees. Depending on the weather, if its sunny and where you're at on the loop you will want to protect yourself from the sun. In the summer season even though this trail 50% shaded you'll want to bring enough water. The photographic opportunities are endless, specially at Andreas Canyon.

hiking
3 years ago

This is a nice trail because it has running water and Palm trees, plus you have the mountain shade on the North. The Loop on the south is unfortunately the opposite, no water or shade but mostly low shrubs. The difference becomes the viewing of the trail. On the North side of the Loop you're inside an Oasis, it's like Paradise and when you get to the South side, you're above the trail where you're reintroduced to the real world (the desert). The perspective and transition becomes quite interesting and gives you a wide range of photographic opportunities. The starting point is near the parking at the entrance. Note that there's shaded tables, trashcans, benches but no drinking fountain or restrooms. It cost $9 per vehicle. Pets are not allowed.

hiking
3 years ago

Very easy hike. I think it is really only a 1 mile loop though. Running water year round and trail is free from debris.Very good for families with children 4 and up.

hiking
3 years ago

I happily take my third grade students every year on this easy & fun one mile loop, guided by Raven Longbow.

hiking
4 years ago

Andreas Canyon is a really easy hike and is only a 1 mile loop. You can walk along the year round cold water stream, see the Andreas Canyon Club (stone houses built in the 1920s just above the canyon), see the wonderful geology of the Palm Springs area, and listen to the birds.
Andreas Canyon also offers a history lesson on the Native Agua Caliente, Cahuilla people who once lived there. There are replicas of their homes and other structures near the trail head. And, near the parking lot, ancient mortars are carved into one of the large stones.

hiking
5 years ago

Surprised to find cold water running, even during Spring in the desert. Great hike, easy trail. Have gone several times (once with my daughter's 3rd grade class) even my 5year old kept up. The scenic rocks (according to our tour guide, Raven) were the inspiration for Disney's animators to draw Pride Rock for the Lion King movie.