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This was just the hike I needed today. Easy and educational but was able to lengthen it to a summit with a great view!

This trail is gorgeous. It’s best to go early in the morning as the surrounding mountains provide tons of shade. We went in October so there was no water, but even without it, it’s a beautiful trail. If it’s your first time there, bring the trail guide map. It helps point out specific historical points along your hike, which was really cool!

The water fall only has water when snow starts to melt.

Take giuded tour....included in addmition. you will learn a great deal about the area and native peoples.

Beautiful, easy desert hike.

Great easy trail full of historical information!

I hike every morning..

This trail offers beautiful views. This trail is a nice place to hangout. I went during what I think was spring break and there were several families with young children on the trail. It was also the mid-morning in April. The heat was not too bad but as with any desert hiking come well prepared with plenty of water. Shade on the trail was limited. The area around the waterfall is the greatest exception to this. It is accurately marked easy. The natural beauty of the area is the most compelling motivation to visit this trail.

Did it with Fam in July and was awesome....cant wait to do again in better conditions....bring picnic stuff...you will want to sit awhile and enjoy the prize
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Easy walk looks like Jurassic Park right when you start it. Highly recommend it(:

hiking
2 months ago

The views were just fine - a couple spots that offered decent views of the mountains, but mostly looking down at the city. Not objectively bad but not what I look for in a hike. Relatively easy

trail running
2 months ago

Pretty simple and short trail, easily accessible and extremely crowded in the mornings. the hike is easier when done counterclockwise though, normally you follow it clockwise for the quick elevation gain and the cardio. This is a great running route. the view from the top of the trail gives you a great view of Palm Desert and Indian Wells as well.

Nice hike, not difficult and the oasis is cool but loses a star for the horse manure everywhere. And you have to move out of the way when horses need to pass, at times perching up on the edge of the trail. I think riders should be required to have the horse diapers on them so hikers don't have the poop obstacle course and they get to enjoy the stench instead of us... We renamed it Horsesh!t Canyon, ;)

hiking
2 months ago

Great refreshing hike. Escape the heat of the desert with a fun tram ride experience.

LOVE this trail. Super easy and very very scenic. Had a little picnic here halfway through with the kids. Definitely recommend.

It truly is one of the most unique and beautiful trails ever. It's a real oasis. When are you going to get to see that!

hiking
3 months ago

Easy but beautiful hike at the aerial tramway.

Great to get your heart pumping. City views, and pretty busy but still lots of space to yourself. No shade.

My favorite trail in the desert for a good/quick workout. From the trailhead, if you’re wanting better views, go right & loop around. If you’re wanting a killer workout, go left & loop around.

hiking
3 months ago

Crowded, partly an old road. Not pretty. There are many other better trails in the desert.

Excellent signage and awesome views.

Closed until 6/22/18!

great short 2 mile loop. get there early to have some shaded trail and avoid crowds. Opens at 7:30 year round. summer admission only $5 adults and $3 youth. Beautiful scenery going into the canyon oasis. Ranger said that the falls will probably be pretty much dried up in the next few weeks. Very refreshing to take a dip after the hike in. Be sure to take time in the nature center as there is a lot of historical information.

My husband and I are visiting from Oklahoma and loved hiking this trail! The waterfall was beautiful and so fun to wade in! Highly recommend this trail!

as a beginner, this trail kicked my butt but in a good way. take snacks and water, I wore hiking boots but tennis shoes ok too. the waterfall is stunning, refreshing and a treat.
there is some rock steps incline, so be prepared, but I saw kids, elderly folks doing fine. it does cost 12$ entry, but worth it!

hiking
4 months ago

This trail is fantastic. Beautiful majestic mountains surrounding groves of palm trees that create the sensation of being on the set of a Jurassic Park movie. The trail down to the grove has a moderate slope but is doable even with some physical limitations. Reccomend going during the fall or winter as it can get extremely hot during the summer. There is a cost to enter the park, but it is half price in the summer if you are ok with 100 plus temp. Some birds and plenty of lizards came to visit as well.

super easy trail, perfect weather. waterfalls are beautiful not much water going thru.

hiking
4 months ago

Excellent, easy hike with great views.

Nice, leisurely stroll with awesome views

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