Ron & Jan's Indian/Tahquitz Canyon Hikes

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    Tahqiitz Canyon

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    Andreas Canyon

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    Andreas Canyon

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    Murray Canyon

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    Murray Canyon

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    Murray Canyon

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    Palm Canyon

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    Palm Canyon

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    Palm Canyon

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    Andreas Canyon

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    Andreas Canyon

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    Andreas Canyon

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    Tahquitz Canyon

Indian Canyons and Tahquitz Canyon

The Indian and Tahquitz Canyons are located in Palm Springs and operated by the Agua Caliente Band of Cuihilla Indians. For Tahquitz Canyon head down South Palm Canyon Drive and turn right at W Mesquite Ave. Follow signs for parking. For Indian Canyons head further south on South Palm Canyon Drive to Entrance. Take first left (andreas sign) for Andreas and Murray Canyon. for Palm Canyon keep going straight until Palm Canyon sign.

Tahquitz Canyon, one of the most beautiful and culturally sensitive areas of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation. Tahquitz Canyon is home to a spectacular seasonal 60-foot waterfall, rock art, ancient irrigation systems, native wildlife, and plants. This Canyon is sacred to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Use the links below for more information

The Indian Canyons is the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.

The Indian Canyons consist of Andreas Canyon, Murray Canyon and Palm Canyon, and they are especially sacred to the Tribe today. The Agua Caliente people have thrived here for thousands of years. Use the links below for more information



Tahquitz Canyon

Tahquitz Canyon

This hike is an easy 1.8 mile hike on a well marked trail. After purchasing tickets at the Information Center follow signs to the trail. ends up at a pretty waterfall. you can swim in the summer. the trails crosses over to the other side and heads back down. Make sure to take a camera and plenty of water in the summer.

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Andreas Canyon

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"The contrasting greens of the magnificent fan palms and more than 150 species of plants within a half-mile radius beckon the desert-weary traveler to this lush oasis. A scenic foot trail leads through the canyon passing groves of stately skirted palms, unusual rock formations and the perennial Andreas Creek. One can still see bedrock mortars and metates used centuries ago for preparing food. This tranquil setting is excellent for photography, bird-watching, or a picnic at one of the tables along the trail" - Excerpt from website.

This trail is an easy 2 mile hike with very little elevation.

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Murray Canyon

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Murray Canyon is an easy to moderate hike south from Andreas Canyon. Foot and equestrian trails take visitors to beautiful recreation areas featuring many palm trees. Fortunate visitors may catch a glimpse of a Peninsular Big Horn Sheep (an endangered species), mule deer or other wild animals still roaming the high ground above the canyon. Less visited, Murray Canyon has its own secluded beauty. The endangered Least Bells Vireo bird is also known to nest here. - Excerpt from website

The Murray Canyon to 7 falls trail is 3.7 miles with a 600 ft elevation gain. Waterfall is running only after good rains.

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Palm Canyon

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Fifteen miles long, Palm Canyon is one of the areas of great beauty in Western North America. Its indigenous flora and fauna, which the Cahuilla people so expertly used, and its abundant Washingtonia filifera (California Fan Palm) are breathtaking contrasts to the stark rocky gorges and barren desert lands beyond. A moderately graded foot path winds down into the canyon for picnicking near the stream, meditation, exploring, hiking or horseback riding. While in Palm Canyon visit the Trading Post for hiking maps, refreshments, Indian art and artifacts, books, jewelry, pottery, baskets, weaving, and conversational cultural lore.

This area has a few trails all the way up to 11 miles. We hike the Palm Canyon Trail (2.0 mile) or Victor Loop Trail(2.7 miles) . Both trails well marked with only 300-400 feet elevation.

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