Tahquitz Canyon Loop Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Palm Springs, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
291 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

This is the trail that starts at the end of Mesquite Ave before arriving at Tahquitz Canyon Trailhead. $12.50 fee to hike.

hiking
4 days ago

$12.50 worth it. Beautiful waterfalls. Clean trail. Light to moderate traffic.

5 days ago

You need to pay $12.50 to enter.

hiking
8 days ago

The ticket office says it’s 2 mile and 350 ft elevation. It is worth it and very pleasant. I carried my 32lb 2 year old. The waterfall is flowing with the rain.

26 days ago

Nice easy trail. No waterfall in December but was still beautiful.

28 days ago

Nice hike. Went with 3 kids: 11-13-16. Not very strenuous but we all enjoyed. Waterfall wasn’t running. Don’t think it was worth paying for since their are so many free hikes but no regrets. Also saw some sheep.

1 month ago

Pretty easy hike, some high stepping
No water at the waterfall but saw 8-10 Big Horn Sheep!!! Went dec 9, 2018

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome and scenic trail! We have done this numerous times. If your lucky you will see an amazing waterfall!!!

2 months ago

Loved it

walking
3 months ago

This trail is gorgeous. It’s best to go early in the morning as the surrounding mountains provide tons of shade. We went in October so there was no water, but even without it, it’s a beautiful trail. If it’s your first time there, bring the trail guide map. It helps point out specific historical points along your hike, which was really cool!

3 months ago

The water fall only has water when snow starts to melt.

3 months ago

Take giuded tour....included in addmition. you will learn a great deal about the area and native peoples.

hiking
4 months ago

Great easy trail full of historical information!

hiking
5 months ago

This trail offers beautiful views. This trail is a nice place to hangout. I went during what I think was spring break and there were several families with young children on the trail. It was also the mid-morning in April. The heat was not too bad but as with any desert hiking come well prepared with plenty of water. Shade on the trail was limited. The area around the waterfall is the greatest exception to this. It is accurately marked easy. The natural beauty of the area is the most compelling motivation to visit this trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Did it with Fam in July and was awesome....cant wait to do again in better conditions....bring picnic stuff...you will want to sit awhile and enjoy the prize
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hiking
7 months ago

great short 2 mile loop. get there early to have some shaded trail and avoid crowds. Opens at 7:30 year round. summer admission only $5 adults and $3 youth. Beautiful scenery going into the canyon oasis. Ranger said that the falls will probably be pretty much dried up in the next few weeks. Very refreshing to take a dip after the hike in. Be sure to take time in the nature center as there is a lot of historical information.

hiking
7 months ago

My husband and I are visiting from Oklahoma and loved hiking this trail! The waterfall was beautiful and so fun to wade in! Highly recommend this trail!

7 months ago

as a beginner, this trail kicked my butt but in a good way. take snacks and water, I wore hiking boots but tennis shoes ok too. the waterfall is stunning, refreshing and a treat.
there is some rock steps incline, so be prepared, but I saw kids, elderly folks doing fine. it does cost 12$ entry, but worth it!

hiking
8 months ago

Loved this hike. It is an easy to moderate hike. The desert foliage and beautiful waterfall at the end - make it worth the admission price.

8 months ago

Staff wasn’t very friendly at visitors center seemed annoyed I was trying to ask what snake I saw on the trail when I showed them picture. I plan to return but stay clear of staff only interested in collecting money vs friendly customer service.

hiking
8 months ago

Lots of stairs, not great for strollers! Otherwise, beautiful hike and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the waterfall at the end. Took about an hour out and back, but depends on how long you hang out. Bring water, sunscreen, and good shoes.

9 months ago

Easy Hike. Saw 4 rattlesnakes. The waterfall is absolutely gorgeous!!! Beautiful views and scenery. Need to do this hike early as it was in the mid-90's by 11:30am.

9 months ago

Short ,but sweet some stair climbing and worth the waterfall!

hiking
9 months ago

Gorgeous waterfall. Easy and short hike. Take water. Apply sunscreen.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy and short hike. Really cool waterfall at the end of the hike. We arrived around 10:30 and there was a good amount of parking. Took about an hour from start to finish.

9 months ago

$12.50 to hike, at least one water bottle per person or you’re not allowed on the trail. Really easy hike, and the waterfall was beautiful. So much water! Got there early around 8:30 and there was plenty of parking but when we left around 10:30 there was not as much parking and larger crowds. Takes about one hour to hike but we took two hours to hike because we took our time and stopped at the fall for a while. The trail guide also has some interesting markers along the trail to stop at and learn a little bit about the history

10 months ago

A great first hike for us in Palm Springs! The waterfall was beautiful!

hiking
10 months ago

Nice waterfall!

10 months ago

Lush vegetation in the desert, two water falls and
Well maintained trails as well. Take your time and enjoy the surrounding area.

hiking
10 months ago

It's between easy and moderate. Beautiful! Saw 10 peninsular big horn sheep too.

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike! Lots of cool rocks for kids to climb on and under.

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