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This wasnt our first hike of the day, as a matter of fact, we got here just after lunch. I could easily have spent more than the rest of the day, and probably a few more walking on all the trails in this park. Exceptional hiking tracks, shade when its hot, a the opportunity to get lots of sun if its a bit cool out. There were trails that either followed the small creeks, or some that crossed from one side to the other. When we were there (early February), the water was running pretty high (thats a comparative term), but still reasonably easy to cross. Im not aware of its drinkability, unless your a horse (of course) - check with park authorities when paying for your parking pass. Large parking area, some of it in the shade. Download the trails to your phone, and youre off on a wonderful hike. Not sure of cell reception, thats probably something else you can ask at the entrance gate.
For trail runners: I did the Murray canyon trail June 2013. Its 2 miles out and 2 miles back for a total of 4 miles round trip. At beginning of trail for about .75 miles it is desert with some loose sand. I was able to run that part completely. After that you hit some non technical dirt trails. About 1.5 miles in you hit a rocky area. I was unable to run this. I took it slow and did a hike. One part even slopes about 45 to 60 degrees. At the end on the run you are greeted by a mini waterfall. Throughout parts of the run I passed by mini streams. Keep in mind i ran at a very dry time--I heard spring time makes streams that are waist deep. The trail took me 56 minutes to run. I usually run 4 miles in about 36 to 37 minutes. I wore new balance trail shoes and they did the job. Wear plenty of sunscreen and use a hat!
Ein auf den ersten Blick öder Ort der wenn man vor den Palmen steht als doch recht fruchtbar darstellt. Phantastisch. Und die erste Begegnung mit einer rattlesnake. Knapp 3 Meter neben uns schlängelte sie so daher. Ist das nicht irre?!? Allein dafür verdient dieses wunderbare Fleckchen Erde sich alle Sterne. Hoffentlich bleibt es immer so und wird nicht verschandelt.
Some great hiking here. Cost us nine bucks each for the pleasure. We took the Murray Canyon trail which winds past a large area of palm trees then up a moderate climb to a little area where theres a tiny waterfall. We sat on a boulder and ate our anniversary/Thanksgiving luncheon :). If theres a drawback its that the trails are also used by horses. The trail is narrow so we often had to jump up on the side of the trail to allow strings of horses to pass. Then, as you might imagine, we were frequently stepping around stinky droppings. Hence, our nickname "Horse$hit Canyon". In and out was a bit over 4.5 miles and took us 3 hours including our picnic. Enjoy.
Indian Canyons is overpriced for a hike; although because it is unique, an excellent experience. I walked a total of 3.5 miles; first up the canyon and then back by the higher route to the left with a fabulous overlook. Would have walked farther, but they closed early for Christmas Eve and I had to get out. As other reviews indicate, customer service and friendliness are not evident. A little training would go a long way if management even cares. I will go back, earlier in the day, and see some of the trails I missed. If you like this sort of experience and dont mind a 3+ mile walk, 49-Palms Trail in Joshua Tree is just as amazing, just different.
My wife and I ran the 4 mile Murray Canyon loop and its awesome. Weve been running out in Palm Springs on vacation the last 5 years or so and usually running some trails -- this is the coolest running location and gorgeous views of the valley, hills, etc. We are here in "early Fall" November 4 2014 -- so if we were a little later in the year the waterfalls would likely have been even nicer. We would normally run 4 miles in 28 to 35 mins. We back-tracked a portion we shouldnt have (pretty easy to stay on this trail -- very well marked), hung out for 10 mins at the trail end, it took us 1hr 13.
a great hike. hard to believe there is such lush palm trees and river in the middle of the desert. we hiked in along the river (Palm Canyon), then circled back along a ridge (Victor Trail). both were stunning. Id go backwards next time: the Victor Trail was exposed and hot and sunny: great views and lots of lizards. the shade of palm canyon would have been nice to do AFTER the sun of that hike. Victor Trail was less crowded than Palm Canyon, but there were lots of people there. both were easy trails. Probably 3 miles round trip. Just bring lots of water.
불한증막같아서 오래 걷지는 못했지만 너무 멋있던곳. 갈만한 가치는 충분합니다! 정말 멋있고 고요함.. 오래있었다면 더 좋았을것 같네여. 물이랑 긴팔 긴바지는 준비 필수. 물은 카페레스토랑 있는 곳에서 1달러니 가서 사셔도 될듯~ 입장료는 9달러라고 봤는데, 가니까 5달러 받더라구요.
Voran: Die Oasen mitten in den Felsen sind cool und wer genügend Zeit hat, sollte auf jeden Fall eine Wanderung den Wasserläufen entlang unternehmen oder im Schatten der Palmen Picknick essen. Jedoch ist der ganze Spass mit 8 Dollar PRO Person völlig überteuert.
The negatives first: entry is a bit pricey and the area at the beginning of the hike shows the wear and tear or a lot of visitation. Be aware that no pets--even service animals-are allowed. And plan to take off your boots and wade if theres been any rain recently and you want to hike many of the trails on the far side of the river. Now the positives. There are miles of trails to hike, with just spectacular views, and a lot of solitude once you put a mile or so between you and the parking area. And all very close to Palm Springs.
My wife and I are visiting from Santa Rosa, and this was our first venture into the natural surroundings in the Palm Springs area. It is very beautiful; the large palms shading the running streams with the deciduous trees changing colors. Very nice hiking environment. The day pass was more than we usually pay for county or state parks, but the proximity to Palm Springs was convenient and ideal.
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The canyons are a unique feature with the only continuous flowing water to Palm Springs that made settlements possible. The hikes up Murry and Palm Canyons are inspring. The hike up Andreas canyon is disappointing. It is blocked less than 1/2 mile up. The residents have succeeded in having the canyon above declared a "preserve".
A Private User
The Rangers who conduct informative hikes in Palm Canyon and Andreas Canyon deserve special mention. Talkative, friendly, attentive, knowledgeable, and genuinely concerned with preserving these natural areas. The small $3.00 charge to join the hike is a great value. Bill, Mike, Ralph - I salute you.
This is one of Palm Springs amazing gems to offer. We had a very knowledgeable tour guide named Gabriel who is one of the Tribal Rangers. The canyon is absolutely gorgeous and filled with a ton of pre European history. This is a must-see for any nature lover. Well worth the entrance fee!
Andreas canyon loop is only 2 miles but is overwhelming in the scenery. Jagged cliff face with a running river through a 3/4 mile long palm grove leading to the open desert back to the start. You really feel like you are far away. Toilets and picnic tables are at the start of the hike.