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

Great cardio workout for the first mile then it levels down to enjoy the beautiful view of Palm Springs and is golf course. Surely will do it again.

Most beautiful hike I’ve been on. Because of all the rock river crossings I would rate this a moderate hike.

Very nice, moderate difficulty for my beginner level in trail running. No shade at all (no pb at the end of March, but could be later in the season), very open view. Met some horn sheeps.

The trail was full of beauty. The falls at the end are fun but the entire trail is a great hike!

Steep beginning with lots of views. Enjoyable evening or morning hike to get the blood pumping!

Beautiful trail! Many steam crossings, may not be best after a rain. Grasses, flowers, amazing rock outcroppings and palms grace the path. Enjoy the trail and don't be fixated on getting to 'the falls', it's nice but the trail is the feature!

*$9.00 per adult for entry* (you can buy a half-year pass ($60) or an annual pass ($90) but you may want to make sure it is worth the cost first).

This is a gorgeous hike! It’s a great combination of desert landscape and groups of palm trees; a little oasis! Bring plenty of water, but know there is also quite a bit of shade. It does involve several water crossings via rocks (10+) and a few ascents/descents that can be tricky for footing if there is dirt on the rocks. Our new favorite hike as it’s the perfect distance (3.9 mi) and so enjoyable!

Loved this hike, first mile in was steep but doable, views were amazing and met some great hikers along the way willing to share their experiences. Can’t wait to do it again! PS: love that its dog friendly

First time hiking this trail and really enjoyed it.. The first mile is a little steep then it levels off. Great views of Palm Springs, and trail is really pretty, lots of red barrel cactus and some brittle bush blooming. Perfect weather today.

Started on the trail about 9:30am this morning. Trail is beautiful. Met another local hiker who showed me a couple of waterfalls most people pass up on the trail the last section before you reach Seven Sisters Waterfall is steep. Great hike. When I was leaving Indian Canyons about 11:30am the line at the ticket gate was very long. If you can get there early.

I did this trail with a small group that included 3 kids, aged 6, 7, and 9. They loved it, although I would describe it as "moderate." We were lucky that the stream was low, so crossing it wasn't difficult. You have to navigate around a lot of horse poop in certain parts, so watch your step. I would certainly do this trail again. The stream and views are beautiful.!

Very nice place but I think it is moderate not easy. There are times you have to climb rocks or go under. Crossing the stream requires balancing on rocks. Trekking poles and hiking shoes are definitely helpful. We live the sound of the water. We definitely recommend this place.

Pretty and easy hike.

The canyon is a beautiful hike. It's my new favorite in the valley. I would rate it as moderate, not easy in the upper reaches. Trekking poles are helpful there and for balance in crossing the stream numerous times.

We took a group of 12 up to the waterfall on a fairly hot day. There is lots of shade from the canyon walls and Palm trees so it was perfect. Lots of little Creek crossings add to the fun. New fave canyon hike in Palm Springs area.

Wonderful hike because it’s a good mix of Desert and oasis with lots of water crossing. That being said this was not an easy hike. I would not take my six year old or my parents on this hike as there are some sketchy water crossings where I saw the old and young losing their balance. I myself almost lost my balance once. There are also a few scary rocky ascent areas where there isn’t a lot to hold onto and the rocks are covered in dirt so they are slippery. I will do this hike again. It’s worth the few scary spots. You can get it done in under two hours. The beautiful part is the sound of water for a majority of the hike, the palm trees, and the cool temperatures. One of my new favorites.

great day for a hike with friends. friendly hikers as usual.71 degrees and sunny (duh)

Easy hike with beautiful scenery! Trail is right next to the water and the vegetation and sounds make you fell like you're in a tropical oasis. During the hike you cross over the water quite a few times so you're shoes may get wet. Definitely going to do this again.

Steep climb at the start, then beautiful views along the way. We saw lots of red tailed hawks. Bring lots of water. Definitely want to come back to this one.

I was really Lykken this trail to run on, until I tripped, shattered my iPhone 6s and scraped up my hands, knees, and shoulder. I don’t run trails that often and was just wearing regular running shoes, so I’ll chalk some of it up to that. But take it easy if you go for a run!

To start go to the end of Mesquite, park across from the trail park. Walk west on Mesquite until you see the trail head, there is a map and sign. I goes up, up and up on switchbacks, not very runnable. At the top is picnic tables, a lot of people just go to here.

Continue along and great views, eventually you will find another set of picnic tables and another viewpoint, this section of the trail is very runnable, as is the switchbacks down, although is technical.

Then you need to decide what to do....finish it off with a short run in the sand and run back to where you left your car via the road, or back up, across and down.

Beautiful walk. An easy hike. The waterfall itself is not much but the walk getting to it makes the trip worthwhile, especially when you get past the section allowing horses. Lots of shade and running water make this a great little hike on a warm day.

Started early (~8:15am) and we had the trail to ourselves. Beautiful views from inside the canyon for the first mile followed by nice shade within the oasis. ~2-2.5 hours there and back. Bring cash for the entry fee.

3 months ago

A special place. Not difficult but rewarding.

What a great easy to moderate hike. We missed the trailhead so we walked along the wash / sandy trail until we picked it up for the return. Beautiful spot. My 77 year old mother did it with me.

Did this hike on Christmas Eve. Beautiful, easy trail with a couple of short rocky sections near the end. Lots of stream crossings with rocks for stepping. Took us 2 hours with a brief stop at the end and lots of photos along the way. Waterfall is fairly small but scenery along the whole trail is lovely. There's a fee to enter Indian Canyons and park closes at 5 pm (4 pm Christmas Eve & Day) so going early in the day will help you make the most of your visit! Highly recommend.

Great variety with part of the trail pretty flat through the palm oasis and then a more strenuous climb up the ridge flank to fine valley views.

You totally do not walk through a "dusty river bed". The previous person clearly chose the wrong trail. Furthermore there is no dusty river bed. It is a WASH. Quite different. Give this trail a try. It is well worth it. It is best to stay to the right when choosing a trail. Stay on an upward trajectory. This will keep you out of the WASH.

Great views overlooking downtown Palm Springs

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