From June through September, only open on the weekends from 7:30am-5pm.
(2 miles round trip, 2 1/2 hours duration)
Departs from Visitor Center
8:00AM, 10:00AM, 12:00PM & 2:00PM
Departs from Visitor Center 7:30AM - 3:30PM
The Tahquitz Canyon Trail is a two mile loop trail which leads to Tahquitz Falls and back. From the Visitor Center to the falls you will be gaining 350 feet in elevation. The trail is steep and rocky with many rock steps to climb. 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, no restroom facilities, and no water fountains. Hikers must dress appropriately for the weather conditions, protect themselves from the sun, carry water, and wear hiking boots or sneakers. Those with leather sole shoes, high heels, or flip flops may not be allowed on the trail.
Great, easy trail walking Amazing natural palm tree oasis in the middle of desert land. The trail we took (there are several) was easy enough for my almost 3 year old. My kids loved all the palm trees, rocks/little caves, lizards...it was a perfect was to spend a morning. It is fairly shaded in the morning, but be sure to bring hats and sunscreen if you plan to stay all day. I think it was $14 to get in, however, my husband is a veteran, so we got in for $7.