Palm Canyon Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Quartzsite, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.3 miElevation gain492 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsRock climbingBird watchingViewsWildflowersWildlifeScrambleNo shade
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When users get to the Palms Sign, the sign actually points to the palms not the way to continue on the trail.

No facilities, large parking lot.

This trail can be accessed via a dirt road to the east of US95 near mile marker 85 (about 1/3 distance between Quartzile,AZ and Yuma,AZ. Its about 10 miles from the highway.

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Bryan Bukovina
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Gorgeous area. Did not see the mythical creature big horn sheep.

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Christian Adams
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Easy trail, harder on the way to the palms then back down.

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Tom Elliott
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Brad F
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cool little spots with lots to see. the palms were neat but not as cool as the rest of the hike. we did this hike with a two five and seven year old and dog and would rate the hike as moderate due to some loose gravel and Rocky climbs but easy enough for anyone if you take your time. would definitely check it out!

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William Hamilton
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Excellent short hike, but the climb at the end to the Palm trees was rough!!

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Lee Ann Coady
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Great trail! Main trail is easy, but lots of loose rock makes it a bit more challenging. Hiking up into the crevasse with the palms is doable. Thanks to previous review we knew to go up the right side to climb up closer to the palms. We made it up a good ways, many areas you need to pay attention to handholds and be aware of loose rock. We stopped just where the crevasse narrowed and you could glimpse the palms, but weren’t confident in our skills going further.

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Marco Martinez
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Easy got get to from HW95 with a 20 min drive on dirt that ends up on the trailhead. From trailhead there is a easy trail for about 1/2 mile, there you will see a sign that says “palms”. You can choose to a stop there and appreciate the view or keep climbing, the climb to the palms is moderate to hard for elderly or beginners. There is two sides to go up on one has loose rocks while the other has massive boulders and 10-12ft walls with no real hand holds which at this point you know you’re at the wrong side. The view from the top is cool but honestly standing in middle of canyon where it says palms is great for non climbers since the view is amazing.

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Gregory Lopez
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Good short trail, rocky, and challenging at times toward the end. Lots of room to explore and lots of boulders make for climbing fun. Should probably be rated ‘moderate’ for skil as itcan be challenging for older folk but it is short, so... anyway, good times!

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Michelle Tepel Pallozzi
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Great hike. Definitely not rated easy though. I would say intermediate. Great views of the palms and the valley below. Don't forget to stop at the spiral labrynth on the way in or out.

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Holly Sanderson
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INCREDIBLE!

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Ann Wride
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go 1/2 mile, look left. there is a sign just to the left.of trail. narrow canyon of

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Kelly Clint Gassman
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Al Nogger
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Amber Coller
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Sara Stone
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This is a nice trail up to look up at the palms that are high up in the canyon. Go around 12 - 3 in the afternoon if you want them to be lit up by the sun. If you want you can hike up to the Palms which is very fun to do. It is very steep, but doable if you just take your time and go slow. We saw hummingbirds and lizards. You can also hike further up the canyon. I was able to hike about 15 minutes more before I was bouldered out.

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Thomas Beard
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Trail should be rated intermediate. Steady climb over boulder on rocky trail. Cool seeing Saguaro cactus and palm trees in the same drainage.

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Kenneth Rose
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The trail was easy then getting harder. A lot of big rocks to climb. Once you get almost to the top it was worth it.

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Rick Liske
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Great hike.

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intrepid_ traveler44
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maloss88 User
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Once the trail gets to the "Palms" sign, the trail becomes more difficult to follow. More thorny bushes and meanderings off the trail. The canyon gets more narrow, however, and you can make an awesome 5-6 second echo. we stopped a little short before the end of the "trail" on the map.

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Mel Johnson
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Last third of the hike isn't "easy"and not worth the effort. Gorgeous area regardless.

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Brian Rowley
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Little harder than the easy rating, very rocky and uphill the whole way

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Kaydo Otten
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Fun and gorgeous hike. Rating upgrades to hard after the Palms sign.

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Rosemary hewett
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there is a sign that says palms about 20 minutes into the hike. look left and upwards and you can see the palms. we figured that out on the way back after we literally climbed most of the mountain

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S justham
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Eugene Reader
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Made it up to the palms sign, beyond that it got more technical than our skill level. Beautiful hike though.

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Jessica Moore
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Dusty road

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Kristopher Hunter
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Easy fun trail. Beautiful canyons

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Christy Tes
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Easy to challenging but fun all the same.

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Colin Brocka
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Hiked to the viewing point, saw the native palms in the canyon... and saw a bighorn on the walk back!

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