Tahquitz Canyon Loop Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily 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.

Length1.7 miElevation gain305 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingrunningRiverViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeBugsRockyFeeNo dogs
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Note: As of November, 2020, users have reported that there are temporary closures in this area. Please consult the park's website before visiting: www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices There is a $12.50 entry fee. This trail may be subject to temporary closures due to weather conditions. This is the trail that starts at the end of Mesquite Ave before arriving at Tahquitz Canyon Trailhead.

Park on right side of the curb at W. Mesquite Ave. after passing E. Palm Canyon Dr. four way light intersection.

Head west on W. Mesquite Ave. where it turns right at the mountains is the trailhead.

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Marissa Johnson
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Very nice but very crowded.

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Jolie Alpin
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Nice hike for the family. Beautiful water features.

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Claudia G
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Beautiful! Short & easy hike.

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Yann Elfersi
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Mark Rosenberg
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Stephanie Ezrilov
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This trail is a 8k loop and just wonderful! By the water the whole way- not sure if water in summer. Great hike and great views!

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Steven Kennedy
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Jose Lopez
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Shayla Perez
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Lacy Blackwell
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Nature tripsFeeGreat!

Nice and fun little hike for the kids. $12.50 per adult, $6 kids 6 and up. Nice warm day but not too hot. Bring extra clothes for your kids in case they would like a dip in the water!

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Colleen Crescenti
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Lovely hike. Not as easy as some hikes labeled moderate. Little elevation gain, but many stairs and rocks. $12.50 admission. I’d buy an annual pass if I lived locally. Clean restrooms!

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Izzie Anthony
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Trinh Tran
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michelle viray
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HikingFeeGreat!

short hike. water fall was worth it. There's an entrance fee of 12.50 per person

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Neil Wilson
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Great

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Jolene O
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Berton Manning
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Arezoo Razavizadeh
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Beautiful fall foliage.

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Antoinette Corona
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Amazing views! Pretty easy hike but rocky going up and down. Highly recommend! The falls were breathtaking. Go to the bathroom before hiking.

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Danielle Chupacabra
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Loved it. Beautiful and the right amount of challenge for vacation. Only drawback was it was hella crowded. Most were wearing their masks responsibly.

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Seok Joon Choi
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Jess Sage
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Very nice and well maintained but you have to pay 12.50$ to hike lol.

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Robert Young
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Whie the waterfall was nice and the trail was maintained, I am not sure what the $12.50 per person was for. This is a shot hike of 2 miles and very easy for an avid day hiker or person in good shape. The trail was overcrowed, constantly running into and waiting on others. County Parks and others are longer, more challenging, and free or parking fee only.

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Nicole Holmes
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If you’re an avid hiker, this isn’t great. It is very crowded and they are strict about staying on the trail so you can’t really explore much. The waterfall is beautiful, so is the canyon, I just prefer to feel like I’m really out in nature when hiking.

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Adriana Alvarado
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Nice & easy

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Abhay Dandekar
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Nice trail, quite scenic. Waterfall at the end of trail is nice. The description says easy but it’s not for folks with difficulty walking uneven terrain.

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Phil Ziegler
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Logan Bunbury
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A bit too crowded, and has entrance fee. Views are nice. If you go off-trail a bit, you find a 10 ft deep swimming hole and it looks like you could jump off a rock into it.

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