The Indian Canyons are comprised of 3 different Canyons: the Andreas Canyon, Murray Canyon and the Palm Canyon.
The 1.2 mile Andreas Canyon loop hike take visitors through world’s second largest Fan Palm Oasis. Just north of the bridge is an Information Board where the trail begins. The trail runs alongside the Andreas Creek for half a mile where you can stop for a snack at the picnic tables near the creek. There are spectacular views and beautiful rock formations along the path. The hike is an easy one, only a little bit of uphill.
The 4.7 mile out and back Murray Canyon Hike is not as easy as the Andreas Canyon. It is longer, and less popular than the other Canyons, but taking visitors through a beautiful trail lined with vegetation and Palm Trees. It has more of a secluded beauty and ends with the Seven Sisters Waterfall. We visited Palm Springs after an unprecedented amount of rain fell that season. We were advised by the park rangers that if we go on that hike we would need to wear water shoes, as many of the paths had water running through them. There were places where the water was almost knee high. This made the hike both prettier and more fun. The water lent an added dimension to a great hike.
You don’t need to spend a lot of time hiking the 15 mile Palm Canyon in order to enjoy its extraordinary beauty. Once you pay the entrance fee to Indian Canyon you can come back anytime that day for free. When we visited we first hiked the Andres Canyon then Murray Canyon. We went back to where we stayed to rest a bit and then returned to Palm Canyon to see some of the most unusual shaped palm trees growing just below the parking lot near the Trading Post. We walked around and explored the Palm Trees, got some great pictures. We felt like we really got a good idea of the beautiful areas at the Indian Canyon.
Posted: November 8, 2017
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
38500 S. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA
October 1-July 4: 8 am-5 pm
July 5-September 30: 8 am-5pm
Last vehicle may enter at 4pm
Senior and Students: $7
Children (6-12): $5
Approximate Distance from:
Los Angelos: 1 hour, 50 minutes
San Diego: 2 hours, 20 minutes