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Palm Springs, California

Explore the Indian Canyons in Palm Springs

1 Miles Total - 100 ft gain - Loop Trail

Originally added by Isaac Orloff

From a beginner stroll to an all day adventure, there's something for everyone at this desert oasis.

Indian Canyon is located very close to Palm Springs in the Agua Caliente band of Cahuilla Indians Reservation. One of the few places with abundant shade and running fresh water in an otherwise dry desert landscape. Enjoy  a longer hike to a large waterfall or stay walk along the stream and relax under the shade of the massive palms. This unique location has a variety of well marked trails of varying length and easy parking is available. There is an entrance fee of 9 dollars, or 8 dollars when purchased from the visitors center in Palm Springs. The gates close earlier in the day, even in the summer months so be sure to arrive early and bring lots of water to stay hydrated in this harsh climate.  

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Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area


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variety of hiles for different ages

really happy to have found this place. there are hikes from 1 mile loops tomore challenging, meaning its great for any age!

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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