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    Phil Koops reviewed Six Mile Cypress Slough Trail

    6 months ago

    Easy walk.

    Phil Koops reviewed Desert View Trail

    about 1 year ago

    This is a fairly easy hike yet the views at each of the 5 notches were amazing. We did many hikes in and around Palm Springs and everyone in the family said this was their favorite.

    Phil Koops completed Desert View Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Phil Koops reviewed Round Valley Loop trail to Wellmans Divide

    about 1 year ago

    We hiked a 3/4 mile out and back in April. We wanted to hike to Wellman's Divide but the Rangers said it was too dangerous without the right equipment. Th hike was still well worth it. The tall pines, rocks and glowing streams were peaceful and a nice break from the desert heat below. We also hiked Desert View while on San Jacinto which was spectacular! San Jacinto is a must when your in the area.

    Phil Koops reviewed Tahquitz Canyon Loop Trail

    about 1 year ago

    This was a nice hike in Palm Springs. We saw mountain goats on the side of the canyon. The water was high and flowing fast. The water fall was great. We walked into the water, but it was freezing cold. We did do some climbing on the rocks along the trail. I'd give it 5 stars if it wasn't $12.50 per person to hike this relatively short trail. For much less money you can hike many more miles of trails in Palm Canyon, Andreas Canyon and Murray Canyon.

    Phil Koops completed Tahquitz Canyon Loop Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Phil Koops reviewed Barker Dam Nature Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Great hike for the family. There were a lot of great opportunities to climb the rocks for some spectacular views. We went in April and there was water at the dam. We hiked both Hidden Valley and Barker Dam in a morning. Would recommend both.

    Phil Koops completed Barker Dam Nature Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Phil Koops reviewed Hidden Valley Nature Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Great easy hike in Joshua Tree. The park is incredible. Did some climbing on the rocks along this trail. We hiked Hidden Valley and Barker Dam in a morning. Would recommend both.

    Phil Koops completed Hidden Valley Nature Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Phil Koops reviewed Ladder Canyon Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Hiked Ladder Canyon on a recent trip to Palm Springs. The last 4 miles of the drive were slow going. Although there is a sign recommending 4 wheel drive, it wasn't necessary, but don't expect to get over 10 mph. The gravel road had heavy washboard and some rocks on the road.

    We started our hike around 9AM with 8 people of various hiking ability. The narrow Ladder Canyon portion was great. It required some minimal climbing around some of the ladders. We really enjoyed this portion. Once we got out of the narrow canyon portion along the top of the ridge you need to walk towards the "cell phone" towers. There were a few groups (including ours) trying to determine the right path. There were great views from the top ridge but hot with full sun. After a while you work your way back down into the canyons again. There were areas of shade and various rock formations and colors. After about a mile of walking in soft soil/sand we were ready to be done. By the last mile we felt like we had seen it all already. We would do the hike again, but would have been good skipping the last mile (which you can't). It's worth the trip. I recommend starting early and bring a lot of water.

    Phil Koops completed Ladder Canyon Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Phil Koops saved Murray Peak

    over 1 year ago

    Phil Koops completed Mount Baldhead

    over 1 year ago

    Phil Koops completed Saugatuck Dunes South Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Phil Koops saved Desert View Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Phil Koops saved Palm Canyon Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Phil Koops saved Ladder Canyon Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Phil Koops saved Mount Baldhead

    over 1 year ago