Cahuilla Canyon Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Palm Springs, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
This is one of those undefined trail where the trail is the wash. Relatively flat trail with a gradual incline as you go through the Canyon. The environment becomes incredible as you continue further in. The panoramic views of the mountains are breathtaking on the West.
At the start it is a little difficult to find the trail but just keep walking towards the canyon. If you loss sight of the trail climb up a big rock and you will find it again. I kept thinking the trail ended but was told there was a waterfall at the end so kept finding a small trail and kept going. Follow any footprints you see or seeing dirt on rocks will keep you moving forward. It is well worth the effort.
The mix of well-marked trails and rock scrambles makes this short trail a great half-day adventure.
Due to a serious fire in the canyon, the fabled Fig Tree is now a few sprouts from the rock face at the falls. Almost all vegetation in the upper canyon must have been scorched by the fire that occurred last fall.