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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.

hiking
2 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.

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
9 months ago

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.

off road driving
1 year ago

Really stunning views, the Kofa mountains have to been seen. The trail is pretty easy, stock 4x4 will get it done with no problem.

on Palm Canyon Trail

off road driving
1 year ago

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

hiking
2 years ago

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hiking
3 years ago

off road driving
3 years ago

Beautiful canyon. Worth the drive.

off road driving
3 years ago

Nice drive up the canyon. Great views.

off road driving
3 years ago

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

No place better than the Desert Bar!

Rocky. Some parts hard to find. Bouldering!

hiking
5 years ago

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