PS - Hike: Tahquitz Canyon & Waterfall

  • Wed, February 14, 2024
  • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • 500 W. Mesquite, Palm Springs


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Tahquitz Falls

  • Meet at 8:30 am at the Tahquitz Canyon Visitor Center
  • 2 miles and 350' elevation gain
  • Difficulty:  Moderate*
  • Trail type:  Well maintained trail 
  • Hike type:  Out and back loop
  • Admission $15 Bring Cash.  ($2.50 discount coupons may be available at Palm Springs Visitors Centers located at Tramway Road and inside Welwood Murray Memorial Library.)

You must have good balance and be able to climb up and down rock steps that may be as high as 12-15 inches. This canyon has very little shade.

  • Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.  Pets are not allowed.
  • Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

The Tahquitz Canyon Trail is a two-mile loop trail that leads to Tahquitz Falls and back. From the Visitor Center to the falls you will be gaining 350 feet in elevation. Tahquitz Canyon is home to a spectacular 60-foot waterfall (seasonal), rock art, ancient irrigation systems, native wildlife and plants, along with cultural and educational exhibits. 

Address: 500 W. Mesquite, Palm Springs, (760) 416-7044.  From Downtown, go south on S Palm Canyon Drive, past E Ramon Rd about .5 miles, then turn right on W Mesquite Ave for about .3 miles to the parking lot.


 Contact: Kirk Olsen Email Click Here

Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.

Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike. 


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