Tahquitz Canyon Loop Trail

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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

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

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.

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.

18 days ago

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

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20 days ago

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

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24 days 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.

27 days 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

30 days ago

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

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1 month ago

Nice waterfall!

1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

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

This was a great little hike. More toward moderate at there where a lot of stairs but not to bad. The south part of the loop is a bit more strenuous then the north part of the loop. But manageable. The falls were beautiful. We arrived at 9am and there were only a few people. However one the way out, approximately 10am it was heavily trafficked. Definitely get there early.

My *z

1 month ago

most popular hike in Palm Springs. slightly touristic. bring money for admission ($12.50). very beautiful. easy. fine valley views. must read canyon history in old newspapers at visitor center.

2 months ago

Loved it but if you call climbing steps is easy? Then easy it is. Me not so much

2 months ago

I love this hike... At the end the waterfall is beautiful... so worth it

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2 months ago

A lovely, easy hike with a satisfying (little) waterfall at the end. Overpriced, unfortunately, hence 4 stars instead of 5.

2 months ago

Buenisimo!!! Gracias. Prime service.

2 months ago

Good trail to do with a six year old. Don’t forget the last hike in is at 330 pm and you must be out of the gate by 5 pm to avoid fees.

3 months ago

I loved the hike. It is a tranquil and scenic hike that leads you to a waterfall. There are a lot of hummingbirds in the area. It is worth the trip and price.

3 months ago

Wide Trail and elevation climbs are spread out. Waterfall was a fun treat.

3 months ago

Easy hike with rewarding waterfall

3 months ago

Great super easy hike. I like to take visitors from out of town here. Awesome when the waterfall is flowing huge..went yesterday with my dad and still some decent water flow..nothing raging and water levels around pool area super low..best to go in late spring when all snow has melted off San Jacinto Peak. Still beautiful though. I’ve run into rattle snakes here in summer time. Disappointed to see people leaving their trash along trail...people are just so disrespectful.
Pack it in and out folks!! The sign even says so!!

3 months ago

We did this hike yesterday! it was beautiful and good Hike! There was $12.50 admission fee per person. A little pricey in my opinon. But I'm glad to say we did it.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike. Very easy. There's a 12.50 fee to go through it. Overall great experience.

3 months ago

scenic hike great with kids

3 months ago

Beautiful hike, great sites and clean environment.
Definitely recommend!

3 months ago

Easy hike, so much fun to do with family of all ages!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice little trail that is not very difficult. Tour is included in admission. Ranger Mike is so knowledgeable and we had a great time.

4 months ago

Very pretty. Recommend doing in morning for more shade. Just to be clear...it's $12 PER PERSON! Don't forget photo ID if you plan on using a credit card...we saw people turned away for a $24 charge.

5 months ago

Beautiful rock formations, hummingbirds and delicate lizards.
November 14, Waterfall still flowing.

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