Palm Canyon Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Palm Springs, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from November until July.
One of the great places to see in Southern California with a breathtaking Oasis that provides picnicking areas near the creek. This trail is shaded with a mile of Palm Tree along both sides with a stream running parallel through the middle. Midway a must see incredible rock formations. One of the best hiking trails in the valley.
We got out to the Oasis, then tried to return via the Alternate path - which we missed some turn and lost the trail. Overall, a very interesting and easy hike.
Fun very unique trail with the California Palm Oasis. Looped back on the victor trail for a total of 2.9 miles.
A great trail and well worth the entrance fee, which covers all three Indian canyons (Palm, Andreas, Murray). You could do at least part of the best trails in each canyon in a day but you will need more time if you want to spend more time on the available trails.
The canyon itself is fabulous. It is a natural oasis ... and the largest grouping of California Palms in the world. The temperature drops as you descend into the canyon thanks to the shade provided by the trees and the cool water running through the stream bed.
The full Palm Canyon trail is quite long, and our time was limited, so we planned to do Palm Canyon Trail to Victor Trail and loop back to the parking lot. However, thanks to the generous rains the area received this year, the junction of the two trails was washed out and we could not proceed as planned. We went back the way we came and counted ourselves lucky to see the great oasis again.
However, even a primitive stone crossing might have helped us continue our trek, but there was no way we could cross without getting soaked.
A word to the wise: rain may restrict the amount of hiking you can do but the fee is constant regardless of your ability to access the trails you want. Wait until flooding has subsided before you try to hike these trails.
A magical place
The walk was very pretty, the size of the palms was unbelievable. I liked the Oasis too
Beautiful hike if done in the spring with wild flowers in abundance and ranging across the rainbow. Fortunate enough to see a desert turtle and a plethora of lizards. I believe this is a real gem of a hike!