Beyond the Hollywood stardust, Palm Springs is a paradise for nature lovers. The desert community is the gateway to state and national parks, and ancient canyons for hiking, rock climbing and off-road adventures.
Palm Springs is the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla (pronounced Kaw-we-ah) Indians. They lived in extensive and complex communities in Palm, Murray, Andreas, Tahquitz and Chino Canyons.
Over 100 miles of hiking trails meander through rocky gorges, crystal clear streams and stunning waterfalls at the Indian Canyons and Tahquitz Canyons. Visitors can explore Cahuilla’s rock art, food preparation areas and house pits throughout the canyons. There are interpretive ranger tours available.
Fifteen miles long, Palm Canyon located in the Indian Canyons, is considered to be the world’s largest California Fan Palm Oasis and Murray Canyon also has stone pools and the “seven sisters” waterfall. Explore the nearby Tahquitz Canyon which is famous for its stunning 60-foot seasonal waterfall – a great reward for hiking the canyon. Visit Sacred Rock, one of the oldest Cahuilla village sites. Rock art and bedrock mortars mark this sacred place. Artifacts found here date back 1000-1600 years ago.
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