Cahuilla Canyon Trail [CLOSED / PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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Palm Springs, California

Cahuilla Canyon Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 3.3 mile moderately 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 and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 823 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

washed out

closed

off trail

no shade

private property

no dogs

WARNING: No trespassing and/or hiking. This trail is on the Agua Caliente Tribe's private property. Trespassing will result in a ticket.

hiking
no shade
over grown
7 months ago

closed
over grown
private property
Fri Mar 01 2019

This trail first of all is too rocky. I noticed that it's private property now and signs are posted everywhere. You absolutely can't take your dog there. I ended up getting a ticket, boo.

Thu Feb 28 2019

This is private property and you WILL get a ticket... we got one! Avoid this trail. go to the Indian canyons right down the street which are amazing!

hiking
Mon Jan 28 2019

I love love love this trail. It offers the best surprises near and at the end with all the pools of water and palm trees. There is a bit of boulder scrambling but so worth it.

hiking
Tue Nov 27 2018

This was such a surprise. First had to pretend not to see the private property sign at the beginning, then as you get further up the canyon you get more views and more plant variety. As others mentioned, when you get to the end, keep scrambling. The trail reveals more and more beauty until you get to the end of the canyon and face to face with a 50' waterfall (which was dry when we went)

running
Mon Jul 30 2018

Easy trail - can be run except towards the top when it turns into rock climbing - worth going all the way to the end it's truly a spring with palms

hiking
Sun Mar 18 2018

You can definitely blaze your own trail. Great rocks and beautiful little oasis at the end.

Fri Feb 09 2018

One of my favorite local hikes -- in Spring there are wildflowers everywhere.

hiking
Fri Jan 05 2018

I liked how gradual the climb was. Lots of rocks maybe boots would have been better. I lost the trail at the end

hiking
Sat May 06 2017

This trail starts on the other side of the waterway where South Lykken Trail also starts. Agree with other posts to keep looking for trail - you'll find it. It does get more difficult and requires boulder scrambling when close to falls/end. Do this hike in winter or spring when there is water to make it worth scrambling to actual waterfall. Feels like Shangri-La with palm trees, small streams, frogs, tadpoles, and dragonflies near "falls".

Tue Jan 17 2017

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.

hiking
Fri Feb 27 2015

The mix of well-marked trails and rock scrambles makes this short trail a great half-day adventure.

hiking
Mon Feb 02 2015

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.

hiking
8 months ago

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Thu Mar 28 2019

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Sat Mar 23 2019

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Tue Feb 26 2019

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