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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.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 600 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Fee

No dogs

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$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.

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Jasmin Limon
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Oliver Beattie
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HikingScramble

Wonderful hike, starting in the open desert and winding up into the hills along the banks of a stream shaded by palm trees. I’d say easy/moderate.

Luke Hobbs
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Hiking

Easy / moderate trail... beautiful! It only took about one hour to get back to “Seven Sisters” main falls (photo) ...but there are many scenic points along the way .. much of it shaded by the palm groves with cool water rushing by.

Lael Bailey
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Hiking

Good moderate hike. We were lucky enough to see the falls after a big rain. It was incredible!

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Andrew Conboy
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Hiking

Longer 2 mile hike but lots of beautiful views. You have to cross the stream many times, so be careful when stepping on logs and rocks - this may be tricky for older folks. Waterfall wasn’t all that spectacular but it was still very nice. Make sure it hasn’t been exceptionally dry, so you don’t waste your time hiking to the waterfall, only to find that it’s dry.

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Rocio V.
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Dan Lipa
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Linda G.
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Outstanding trail! Really beautiful, takes you from the open desert into a deep oasis that seems to stretch on and on, ending at a dramatic waterfall inside a cave. This is a moderate hike, there is some scrambling over rocks and boulders but is not too strenuous. If you have balance issues, I would think twice about this trail, or else be sure to bring some hiking poles with you because you have to cross the oasis stream several times over either logs or rocks. No worries, your feet should not get wet unless there has been a recent heavy rain (or you take misstep, as one in our group did!) The spectacular waterfall at the end of the trail is inside a shallow cave. No need to go inside the cave to enjoy the falls. It took us about three hours to complete this trail, but we stopped many times for photos and exploration. Saw a fair amount of wildlife too! We will definitely return. The gate closes at 5:00, so you must exit by then. They will tow your car if it’s left later, so plan accordingly.

Aaron Yerena
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Horse friendly, ends with falls about 4 mile loop.

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Sabrina Mix
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This is really beautiful. The first half mile is direct sun and sandy not a lot of wow but after that you criss cross the stream amongst the giant palms. It's magical in there! Lizards, hummingbirds, and flowers blooming at the moment. Be prepared to cross over the stream many times using logs or rocks. Wear non slip shoes. What appears to be (unmarked) the end of the trail is a small cave with a waterfall inside. For the very nimble you can cross over to the left, up and over the cave and continue a trail for about a third or half mile. It's all rock scrambling from there. There is a sign for trail end. Round trip is 4.5 miles from the parking lot if you go the extra bit. I would personally not take kids past the cave area as it's steep with drop offs.

Erin Barela
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This is a great trail def some easy parts in the beginning but becomes moderate in other. It is kid friendly for older kids. There is a entrance fee as this is on the Agua Caliente Reservation. Several stream crossings walking across rocks but an express pair of socks in the back pack or Towel never hurt. When water is higher there are several pools that are fun to take a dip in and sit beside and picnic this is a LITERAL oasis. As this is the desert an early start is best especially as the first half a mile is NO SHADE. Waterfall at the end dependent on water flow so best time of year to visit is Dec-Feb IMO.

Joy Engracia
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kirk hines
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HikingFee

No shade the first half a mile or so. Good hike

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Jade Carson
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What a great hike. Moderate for sure. Lots of rocks on the trail. Desert trail starts the hike that leads to a water hike. Plenty of rocks and logs to cross so your feet stay dry. At the end there wasn’t any signage to show you to the falls but we found a nice place by one water fall to stop for lunch. Could of gone further but no sign or path showing the way. It was a bit confusing. All and all a beautiful hike.

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Sierra Martin
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this trail is an absolute must today. I did it today with 3 kids (8, 10, 17) and a baby on my back. you cross the water at least 7 times. the kids loved that. kinda disappointed to can't actually see the waterfall. but still well worth it

Michael Larsen
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Hiking

Fantastic hike with beautiful views! Its not too strenuous and no real dangerous spirs either. There are several water crossings but their are rocks and/or logs to walk on as well. Its great to stop at the end for a light snack and soak your feet in the water. The water is crystal clear too! We will definitely be back!!!

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Tracey Jane
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Easy hike with two athletic kids aged 7 and 10 years old. First bit was rocky and dusty in the open, but then winds down into a shaded path over a stream. The path continues to go through the canyon that is shaded by beautiful palms. You are surrounded by rocks, and the serene sound of the stream for the entire hike. Very peaceful and beautiful. The water crossing is shallow water (ankle deep) and can be done without getting your feet wet. There are logs and large boulders to balance across. I am a little unbalanced and managed just fine with my hiking pole. When you first pull into the parking lot follow the signs left for Murray Canyon to the smaller and less busy/known parking lot just for Murray Canyon. Signage gets fewer and fewer as you get closer to the end but the worn down path is easy to pick up. Very small waterfall right now.

xavier fernique
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Très beau, on y croise beaucoup de randonnées à cheval. Faisable avec des enfants à partir d’environ 6 ans.

Michelle Oeltmann
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Marcus Behrendt
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Wonderful hike! Many creek crossings, so be stable on your feet. But wonderful views. Remember: Entry to the reserve $9 for adults. Limited parking available. Be there early!

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Jenna Bachrouche
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Hiking

This was a great trail! It was challenging but not too challenging. The views were amazing and it’s super serene. You don’t have to get wet if you don’t want to, as they have wood and rocks set up across each off the creeks. I would agree, though, that if you have balance issues it may be best to bring your hiking sticks. This was my first time on this trail but it definitely won’t be the last.

Betsy Cotton
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This is a very pretty hike. The beginning is over relatively open, moderately flat land, the end is steeper and follows a stream and requires numerous stream crossings. The waterfall was not much of a waterfall, but the view at the end was still worth it. There were many horses on the trail which required picking our way around LOTS of fresh manure ( - a top conversational topic of many hikers.) It was relatively quick and could easily be done with one of the other trails in the park.

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