Explore the most popular river 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.

Amazing hike and picturesque as well. The trail are
Rough with many tripping hazards and one should watch your step, specially when descending. done it twice and were very fulfilling.

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

6 days ago

You can definitely blaze your own trail. Great rocks and beautiful little oasis at the end.

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!

Even though visibility was maybe 100ft at the top, this was still a fun and challenging hike. It took my brother and I 2.5 hours to get up to the top. Hiking poles or microspikes would be recommended this time of year even though it was fairly warm in the beginning (I only had a t-shirt on until Wellman Divide). There was a sprinkling of rain from Wellman Divide to the top which then turned to snow.

*$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!

Take it to Victor Trail such a fun 3 miles.

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.

One of my favorite local hikes -- in Spring there are wildflowers everywhere.

Amazing hike and experience. The ranger told us it takes the average person 6 hours to complete the trail. We were racing the sun as we got a late start so we managed to complete it under that time. The trail is somewhat well marked. I did the trail in hiking shoes, nothing extra and I was fine. Hiking poles definitely would have been nice at some points. Also make sure to wear layers as the sun sets the mountain gets pretty chilly! I actually thought the view at Wellman’s Divide was better than the view at the summit.

1 month ago

Nice, easy trail. Mostly walking through a sandy wash after you pass the oasis. Oasis was cool, it was neat to hear and see all the activity (birds, frogs, lizards) and have the shade and water there in the hot desert.
It is $9 per person to get in, we arrived at 8:30am and there weren't too many people there. By the time we left at 11:30am, the parking lot was full and there was a line of about 10 cars waiting in line to get in. There are quite a few porta-potties on site, with sanitizer and TP, which was nice. The Trading Post sells just about anything you might need.
We came back on the Victor trail and it was HOT even in early Feb. Like another reviewer stated, next time we will do it in reverse so we can enjoy the shade at the end of the trail instead of the beginning.
We will come back here to explore some more for sure.

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.

Very nice warm day hike. Some minor snow and lot’s of ice!!! Ice cleats highly recommended! 2 ladies had injuries along the way and were rescued. Not an easy hike, not recommended for kids or beginners. But won’t call it difficult either. It took us 2:50 to get to the top with some breaks and a little less to get back. Overall, great hike!

Havent done it yet. Anyone tell me what footwear is suggested? Boots, Trail shoes?? How much snow? What equipment did you use?

1 month ago

This its an Amazing place i never have such a great experience ever i waiting to go back again and again and again and again........

1 month ago

Great Easy trail with some amazing rock formations and a babbling creek. The only thing that slowed down our hike was our stopping to enjoy the unique rock formations and creek features. A great trail for younger children to explore and see some amazing cliffs and natural palm oasis.

1 month ago

Excellent trail for a scenic view of the Indian Canyon area. A strenuous hike with the first mile pretty aggressively climbing switchbacks, then the remaining 2 miles a shallower climb to the marker post. At the marker post, follow the trail to the right about 1/4 mile to the stream. It's a great place to have lunch and cool down before reversing your path for the decent.

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.

Nice trail with pretty palms, quite a lot of shade.....good hike for a hot day.

Great trail cold with 30-40 mph wind gusts and last bit was icy but an amazing hike with incredible views

Well worth it,amazing views

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

2 months ago

What a great hike. Couldn't pick the better day. Trail was good. I had snow spikes on me but i saw some people made it to the top without it. Will do this again before the snow melts. The views are stunning.

This was an excellent hike. It doesn't take too long, but is uphill most of the way. The views get better with each step.

2 months ago

Strenuous hike due to altitude, amazing views.

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.

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