Murray Canyon Trail to Seven Falls

MODERATE 261 reviews

Murray Canyon Trail to Seven Falls is a 3.7 mile heavily 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 horses and is best used from October until March. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 600 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

no dogs

$9.00 per adult for entry (you can buy a half-year pass ($60) or an annual pass ($90). Hours: Oct 1 - July 4: Open daily 8am-5pm July 5 - Sept 30: Open Fri, Sat, Sun 8am-5pm During Winter and Spring there is lots of water, so be prepared to get wet. Lots of shade after first desert section.

hiking
1 day ago

Nice hike. Turned around a bit before end because it was really hot and I had my 10 year old. She did great though and enjoyed all the creek crossings.

hiking
19 days ago

Beautiful - some desert views, lots of green, nice and cool by the stream/waterfall. Fun hike, often crossing the stream on logs and stepping stones. We were out early and saw a rattlesnake a few feet off the path.

hiking
21 days ago

Great trail. 4.2 miles total in and out. Beautiful stream, waterfalls, and palm trees. This trail is very scenic with shade at times. You will be crossing the stream often and climbing on rocks. Pretty easy hike with very little elevation. Take the trail to the end. It’s worth it.

Very windy. Bring sunglasses, a hat, and light jacket. 4 mi round trip from front parking lot. There is more parking closer to the trailhead. Bring Keens so you can hike through the river and into the waterfall.

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rocky
23 days ago

great hike! take advantage of the shade while you have it.

hiking
bugs
rocky
28 days ago

I did this hike on Tuesday at 37 degrees Celsius. It took about 3 hours. BEWARE OF HORSE POOP: the trail starts off shared with horses and divides into two. One for horses and one for hikes is the only downfall. The Hike starts of on flat land on the desert moves into going up a trail that is surrounded by trees, water, rocks, logs that lead you across and stepping stones. Then you end up in an area where you find yourself going straight uphill and theirs lots of rocks (because of the flood that recently happened, random rocks have gotten in the path) and you have to beware of your step. Then it finally leads to an area where you get kind of confused where the trail is and you start climbing rocks and climbing over rocks to get to the other side at this point you have to be vary careful going up but most importantly going down. It’s very easy to slide down if you’re in a hurry or step wrong because it’s very downhill and fall off. My partner and I had a backpack full of Gatorade, water and snacks which was perfect because there are a lot of places where you can sit in the shade and take a break. I also enjoyed the waterfalls it was a great way to cool of with the heat. And of course getting to the very top was worth it! You get a whole core of the mountains and you get to see everything you’ve climbed. I will be back to try the rest of the trails.

was amazing went in cave got so wet was so fun for my BDay is tomorrow. had a blast

hiking
1 month ago

it is $9 per person into this park, but well worth it I thought. after lunch near the parking area (lots of beautiful palms and picnic tables) we got on the trail. you quickly encounter the first stand of palms and the creek. plenty of shade and easy water crossings throughout. we had a nice little swim at the waterfall before making our way back down.

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

Probably one of the most fun hikes I have ever been on. Take a lot of drinking water. A lot of beautiful desert scenery and beautiful desert flowers

We accomplished this trail in 100 degree temperature and made it doable because after 25 mins you are side by side with a cool water stream to soak your hat snd splash your face. I love the diversity of this trail which requires a bit of balance in crossing the stream. Not many people in midway with this heat but met many who wanted to be helpful. Trail could be marked better. I will be back.

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scramble
1 month ago

Lots of interesting stream crossings and rocky at points.

hiking
2 months ago

Love this trail. Not too challenging. Love the numerous water crossings and small falls. Lots of shade. Be careful in spring and summer. We had a sudden encounter with a rattlesnake!

hiking
2 months ago

I would highly recommend this hike to anyone of a modest fitness level. On the trail were a gorgeous variety of wildflowers. The stream crossings were manageable on rocks and logs. There were enough opportunities to rest in the shade if need be.

hiking
2 months ago

Really beautiful trail this time of year! So many wild flowers and lots of water crossings and little waterfalls. Really fun one for kids!

Awesome trail. Lots of water and beautiful waterfall at the end. Wild flowers are in bloom which makes this a trail not to miss!

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rocky
2 months ago

Awesome oasis!!! Great views. Really pretty. Crossing the streams can be tough and finding the trail was sometimes difficult. Otherwise a really great hike! Would do again

Amazing view. Beautiful easy hike. Lots of water crossing. Bring extra shoes to change into after the hike. Set our early for the best weather condition.

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muddy
over grown
rocky
washed out
3 months ago

We enjoyed the hike. Multiple water crossing, sometimes it safer to go through the stream than up, over on rocks or balancing on logs. Hiking sticks help. Getting wet is not all that bad. As always bring water to drink and respect the land. The trail is abit washed out after the first 1.5 miles but not to difficult to figure your way through. We saw a lot of great swimming holes!!

Fantastic adventure through a palm oasis! Partially shaded after about .8 miles, multiple Creek crossings (just embrace the wet feet,) and many waterfalls. Bring plenty of water and lunch if you're keen! Truly beautiful.

hiking
3 months ago

Trail just reopened today. First mile and a quarter are fine, but the end (after the "no horses past this point" sign) is pretty beat up. You basically just find your way upstream. Near the end, when you see a reasonably sized waterfall, the path over and around it is to the left, behind some rocks.

hiking
closed
3 months ago

Park worker says it’s closed indefinitely due to storm damage

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail, 14 stream crossings. Helpful to use hiking sticks for the crossings. Took 2 hours round trip at a brisk pace.

hiking
4 months ago

Lots of water crossings. Come prepared to have wet feet.

4 months ago

great desert hike. dry in late summer, lots of water winter to early summer. be prepared to have wet shoes and enjoy water in the desert. mostly easy, some modetate, fun hike.

4 months ago

beautiful trail with great views.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail with absolutely stunning views! We had a great time with all the river crossovers. Keep going past the first falls you see - the seven sisters are after that.... but I will warn you that’s where the hikes gets a bit more challenging.

5 months ago

Cool trail. Creek crossing is easy. Wildlife all along the trail.

5 months ago

I am in my mid 60’s with bad knees. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the hike . We had to cross the creek 18 times in each direction. There was a nice bit of rock scrambling as we crossed the creek and climbed the canyon. The weather in January was fabulous for this hike.

5 months ago

Absolutely beautiful trail!

5 months ago

Loved this hike. Oasis in the desert is beautiful and trails are well maintained. That’s probably why they charge so much at entry. Would do it again and maybe even the other hikes there like Andreas and palm.

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