Cahuilla Canyon Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews

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.

3.3 miles 862 feet Out & Back



nature trips





wild flowers



old growth

over grown



washed out

no dogs

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.

2 months ago

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.

2 years ago

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

2 years ago

2 years ago

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.