Taking hikers on a winding path through the splendor of Murray Canyon, the Murray Canyon Trail provides you and your guests with an incredible nature experience during your time in the Palm Springs area. Read on below for more information on what makes Murray Canyon Trail stand out from other sightseeing spots in Palm Springs!
Hike Through the Scenic Setting of Murray Canyon
Murray Canyon is one of the four canyons that comprise the Agua Caliente Indian Canyons, a local natural landmark that is renowned for its pristine yet rugged beauty.
There’s a reason that Murray Canyon Trail is one of the most popular hiking trails within the Agua Caliente Indian Canyons. This moderately difficult trail spans two to six miles depending on how far down the trail you go, and an elevation gain of 450 feet. It shares a trailhead with Andreas Canyon, reaching Murray Canyon after heading a mile south down the side of the main valley before following the creek for five miles. Murray Canyon Trail has fewer visitors than Andreas Canyon or Palm Canyon, ensuring a peaceful all-day hike.
The trail also affords visiting hikers the unique opportunity to explore two trails within a single hike.
Murray Canyon Trail itself is famous for the picturesque tableau at the end of the trail: The Seven Sisters Waterfall, a prize that makes this hike well worth it. To get there, you and your guests will travel far and high into the San Jacinto Mountains, making your way through oases of California Fan Palms and various species of desert plants, along trickling streams, and past hardy wildlife (including rattlesnakes during warmer seasons) as you journey on. On your way back from the waterfall, you can take the Coffman Trail loop along the desert floor before returning to Murray Canyon.
Murray Canyon Trail also connects Murray Canyon to Andreas Canyon, another spectacular destination worth exploring during your trip to the Indian Canyons. Within Andreas Canyon, you can see over 150 species of plants within the radius of half a mile, as well as vibrantly hued rock formations and the largest collection of fan palms outside of Palm Canyon.
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