Hiking the Palm Springs Valley’s Indian Trails

Tahquitz Canyon trail begins at the far west end of Mesquite Drive at the cool midcentury modern-inspired visitor’s center.  It’s a two-mile moderate hike that is usually suitable for the entire family, even adventurous little ones.  Besides some rocks that would dwarf a tennis court (which are easily climbed upon), the highlight is most assuredly the beautiful Tahquitz Falls, especially during the spring thaw.

Heading down Palm Canyon into the southern-most recesses of the western valley, you’ll find more than 40 miles of easy, moderate, and difficult hiking and horseback riding tails in Murray Canyon, Andreas Canyon, and Palm Canyon, along with the Maynor Mine Trail, Fern Canyon Trail, and the Victor Trail.  A trading post full of fun Indian artifacts anchors the Palm Canyon trails.  This can easily be an all-day affair, with lunch available at the trading post!

You’ll be hard pressed to find more beautiful desert hikes, complete with rocky outcrops, desert oases, and stunning mountain vistas.  THIS is why people love the Palm Springs Valley!  www.tahquitzcanyon.com   www.indian-canyons.com

Hiking in Indian Cayon

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