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Fern Canyon Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Palm Springs, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 4.3 mi Elevation gain 669 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Views Wild flowers Bugs Washed out No dogs
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One of those far trails to get to with incredible panoramic views at the summit. Hidden jewel of the desert midway is a Palm Oasis. At the end of the trail where you'll see an area that only a very few hikers ever get to experience.

At Andreas Trailhead and the Trading Post.

Indian Canyons Agua Caliente Indian Reservation 760-323-6018

Hwy 111 go to South Palm Canyon all the way to the Tollgate.

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Michael Anderson
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Beautiful scenery and very lightly trafficked. Saw 5 groups of people over 2 hours on a Saturday afternoon. Well marked and easy to follow trail. Lots of it is along sandy and gravelly wash.

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Eric Bown
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Douglas Coulter
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Sheri Laidlaw
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Great views from the ridge line.

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Jeffrey Sinder
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Easy to moderate Trail from the Trading Post to Fern Canyon. No steep switchbacks yet great views of desert landscapes. Fern Canyon is a small healthy palm oasis in a narrow canyon. Very quiet, peaceful and spiritual setting. Great place to relax and read for awhile. Even though the desert plants outside the canyon looked like they are thriving, the ferns in the canyon were brown and dry. I read that the canyon walls always have seeping water on them, but the walls were bone dry on 12/14/16. It did rain here two days later. A special "thank-you" to the prison guys in their orange overalls for doing such a remarkably good job with the trail maintenance. They were all but too happy to inform me that they are paid $1.45 a day as the two sheriff guards looked on. A job well done guys.

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Ian McCallum
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Angie Mendoza
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Joel Nelson
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Larry Dyck
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Kelly Bitzer
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Brent Anderson
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Doug Range
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Jeremy Cornelius
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Conor Neu
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