Explore the most popular trails near Parker with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
29 days ago

One of my favorites. Although the trail is VERY easy and short, the inner canyon is absolutely beautiful. Four wheel drive needed to get in. Great for a quick hike - you can bring your truck right to the entrance of the canyon so if you don’t want to do any hiking and just look at the Palms, then this is a great option . Off of 95.

Easy trail with scenic views of the red rocks and Colorado River.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike, great place for a picnic at the table on top of one of the peaks .

Google maps originally suggested parking on hwy 95 and walking 7 miles to the trail head, don't do that. Drive on the dirt road till the very end. The trail itself is mostly loose rocks and not entirely clearly marked. It was fun to climb and explore a bit. The views are beautiful. A good easy hike if you need to get out of the car for a little.

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9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

From the official trail brochure, available at the trailhead: "The narrow canyon ahead of the parking lot is Palm Canyon. A half-mile foot trail starts at the upper end of the parking area. The trail is easy to follow, but is rough most of the way due to large rocks and has some steep sections. Allow an hour to make the round trip." We found all this to be accurate.

Although AllTrails has the length at 1.6 miles, it's actually just 1 mile round trip to the slightly elevated area near the middle of the canyon from where you can see the native palm trees growing in a side canyon on the north side. We didn't continue up the canyon (another .3 miles of steep climbing) from there. Note that there is no water or restrooms at the trailhead.

hiking
11 months ago

More like a strenuous walk than a hike, but great destination. The palm trees are pretty outrageous, and you can nearly climb up to them (off-trail) to increase the difficulty. Dog-friendly. Nice way to spend an afternoon.

hiking
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Nice trail to hike. At the end of the trail look up in the ridge of the mountain side and you will see the last of the palm trees native to Arizona. Dog friendly. Trail is usually empty. Bring water.

on Palm Canyon Trail

off road driving
Friday, May 29, 2015

Easy off-road drive on a well maintained dirt road. Nice hike up in the canyon.

hiking
Thursday, November 27, 2014

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Saturday, September 06, 2014

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Friday, February 28, 2014

off road driving
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Nice drive, smooth dirt road with good parking lot. Good hike but not an easy one.

Monday, September 30, 2013

No place better than the Desert Bar!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Rocky. Some parts hard to find. Bouldering!

hiking
Sunday, December 11, 2011

The hike gets interesting AFTER the Palms sign. Quite a bit of bouldering and an pretty good view!