Tahquitz Falls

Agua Caliente Indian Reservation / Palm Springs, California, USA

About Tahquitz Falls


Hiking Distance: 2 miles loop
Suggested Time: 1-1.5 hours

Date first visited: 2011-04-10
Date last visited: 2019-05-19

Waterfall Latitude: 33.80352
Waterfall Longitude: -116.56195

Tahquitz Falls (pronounced “TAH-kitz” and not “tah-KITZ”) was one of the more spectacular desert waterfalls we’ve ever experienced.

We generally perceive desert waterfalls to not have reliable flow so we wouldn’t feel like they would be worth the trouble to pursue.

Tahquitz_Falls_056_05192019 - Tahquitz Falls
Tahquitz Falls

However, as you can see from the photo above, Tahquitz Falls seriously made us reconsider those thoughts and perceptions as our experiences with this roughly 50 or 60ft waterfall would attest.

Indeed, this place really opened our minds up to the possibility of experiencing more waterfalls in the deserts this far east of the Los Angeles basin.

The Checkered Past of Tahquitz Canyon

Julie and I were amazed how we could’ve missed Tahquitz Falls during our years of waterfalling.

One reason could be that this waterfall sat in a canyon that was hidden from pretty much the rest of Palm Springs as the canyon’s mouth didn’t face the rest of the city.

Tahquitz_Falls_034_02252017 - Cliffs overlooking the east side of Tahquitz Creek concealing Tahquitz Canyon from the rest of Palm Springs
Cliffs overlooking the east side of Tahquitz Creek concealing Tahquitz Canyon from the rest of Palm Springs

Meanwhile, the canyon itself was mostly concealed by tall cliffs.

But perhaps the main reason why we weren’t even aware of this falls until our first visit in 2011 and later was that it was closed to the public before 2001.

That was when the Agua Caliente band of Cahuilla Indians finally finished work to restore the area.

During their restoration efforts, they removed graffiti, evicted transients, and made the otherwise rugged trail more manageable for visitors from the neighboring resorts in Palm Springs.

Tahquitz_Cyn_124_04102011 - Looking towards Palm Springs from the hidden mouth of Tahquitz Canyon
Looking towards Palm Springs from the hidden mouth of Tahquitz Canyon

Indeed, the fee to visit this part of tribal lands seemed pretty steep, but at least those fees were being put to good use as evident in the benign and family-friendly trail conditions.

About the Trail to Tahquitz Falls

The hike to Tahquitz Falls consisted of a two-mile loop with interpretive markings throughout that were keyed to the trail map provided by the visitor center.

Most of the points of interest were Native American sites such as rock mortars, rock art, natural shelters, and even an old ditch.

We’ve noticed that the direction of the hike tended to change with the conditions.

Tahquitz_Falls_075_02252017 - Dad trying to figure out how to traverse Tahquitz Creek in front of Tahquitz Falls without getting his feet wet during a visit in February 2017
Dad trying to figure out how to traverse Tahquitz Creek in front of Tahquitz Falls without getting his feet wet during a visit in February 2017

For example, the first time we visited Tahquitz Falls back in 2011, we did the loop hike in a clockwise manner.

The second time we visited the falls in 2017, we stayed close to the cliffs on the east side of Tahquitz Creek before turning back due to flood damage on the other half of the trail.

The third time we visited the falls in 2019, the trail signage had us do the loop hike in a counterclockwise manner.

Even though the loop could be done in less than an hour, we very easily could have consumed the better part of a half-day checking out the various spots and chilling by the waterfall itself.

Tahquitz_Falls_023_05192019 - Trail sign in 2019 directing us to do the loop hike counterclockwise instead of going across the bridge on the left to do the loop clockwise like before
Trail sign in 2019 directing us to do the loop hike counterclockwise instead of going across the bridge on the left to do the loop clockwise like before

We generally took our time in each of our visits, which consumed roughly 90 minutes to 2 hours, including all the stops and picture taking.

Nevertheless, how the authorities want you to do this hike may change.

So in the interest of keeping this page at a manageable length, we’ll do the trail description based on our first visit as if it was done in a clockwise manner.

That way, we would benefit from the morning shade provided by the steep cliffs on the east side of Tahquitz Canyon before exposing ourselves to the hot desert sun on the way back.

Tahquitz Falls Trail Description – from the Visitor Center to the Loop

Tahquitz_Falls_006_05192019 - The hike to Tahquitz Falls began from the backside of this visitor center, where we paid for the entrance fee and got our wrist bands
The hike to Tahquitz Falls began from the backside of this visitor center, where we paid for the entrance fee and got our wrist bands

After paying the entrance fee and getting our wrist bands, we then proceeded to the back of the visitor center where the trail began.

The first quarter-mile of the hike was wide open and exposed to the sun as the trail made a bend to the left just as it started to skirt by the east bank of Tahquitz Creek.

After this initial quarter-mile, the trail briefly forked.

The left fork provided access to the Sacred Rock, which was a giant rock said to have rock art on it.

Tahquitz_Falls_025_02252017 - The Tahquitz Falls Trail meandered amongst giant boulders like what's shown here, which had fallen from the steep cliffs flanking Tahquitz Canyon over the years
The Tahquitz Falls Trail meandered amongst giant boulders like what’s shown here, which had fallen from the steep cliffs flanking Tahquitz Canyon over the years

It eventually looped around and rejoined the main trail after a short descent to the rock bridge traversing Tahquitz Creek.

The right fork descended directly to the rock bridge over Tahquitz Creek.

We spotted some thorny plants where edible wolfberries grew alongside the trail in this stretch.

Beyond the rock bridge, the trail started to ascend as it followed along the west bank of Tahquitz Creek.

Tahquitz_Falls_031_02252017 - Following a sign that directed us to turn left at the junction and hike over this bridge towards the east side of the loop to Tahquitz Falls back in February 2017
Following a sign that directed us to turn left at the junction and hike over this bridge towards the east side of the loop to Tahquitz Falls back in February 2017

Up ahead, we could see in the distance the cliffs where Tahquitz Canyon boxed itself in, and we knew that the waterfall had to be there.

After another quarter-mile, we encountered a trail junction where a sign may or may not be there to direct us one way or the other.

This was one end of the longer loop that skirted Tahquitz Creek to Tahquitz Falls.

Even though the authorities may want you to hike this loop in a particular manner, we’ll describe this part of the loop in a clockwise manner.

Tahquitz Falls Trail Description – the East Bank of the Loop

Tahquitz_Falls_094_05192019 - Tiny wolfberries growing on some of the thorny bushes along the Tahquitz Falls Trail near Tahquitz Creek
Tiny wolfberries growing on some of the thorny bushes along the Tahquitz Falls Trail near Tahquitz Creek

Taking a left turn at the trail junction, we then crossed a pair of rock bridges as the trail ascended past an interesting flat rock that provided nice views towards the mouth of Tahquitz Canyon.

Nearby, we also saw more of those thorny plants that grew those edible orange wolfberries.

The trail then continued its climb beneath the tall cliffs that concealed much of Tahquitz Canyon from the rest of Palm Springs.

The presence of giant boulders flanking the trail suggested that these cliffs continued to supply parts of itself.

Tahquitz_Falls_046_02252017 - Context of the east side of the loop hike to Tahquitz Falls as we meandered amongst giant boulders towards the head of Tahquitz Canyon
Context of the east side of the loop hike to Tahquitz Falls as we meandered amongst giant boulders towards the head of Tahquitz Canyon

It reminded us that erosion continues to work away and reshape the landscape while exposing the underlying geology that gave rise to the canyon and the waterfall itself.

One time, we spotted desert bighorn sheep high up on these vertical cliffs.

The climb persisted for the next 0.4 miles, which comprised the majority of its 350ft elevation gain in this stretch.

Along the way, the trail started to converge towards Tahquitz Creek while revealing some smaller and hidden cascades.

Tahquitz_Falls_066_05192019 - Desert bighorn sheep seen high up on the cliffs near Tahquitz Falls during our 2019 visit
Desert bighorn sheep seen high up on the cliffs near Tahquitz Falls during our 2019 visit

Eventually, the trail then descended to the shaded plunge pool of the Tahquitz Falls, which was a very popular spot to both play in the icy cold water, take selfies, and have a picnic lunch.

In order to get more frontal views of the falls (like in the photo at the top of this page), we had to rock hop our way onto the middle of Tahquitz Creek.

That way, the foliage above us and the cliffs to the side of the falls didn’t obstruct the view.

From here, it looked as if Tahquitz Falls had split the cliff while deep blue skies contrasted with the bright white cliff face itself.

Tahquitz_Falls_078_02252017 - Descending to the plunge pool area in front of Tahquitz Falls
Descending to the plunge pool area in front of Tahquitz Falls

Perhaps the only thing keeping this spot from being the de facto spot to take photos was the mist from the falls blowing downstream!

Tahquitz Falls Trail Description – the West Bank of the Loop

The rock hop bridge over Tahquitz Creek continued towards the opposite side of the creek.

This began the other half of the long loop, which followed the west bank of Tahquitz Creek while being more exposed to the sun.

This stretch of trail skirted the foot of the cliffs on the west side of Tahquitz Canyon before descending steeply towards the banks of Tahquitz Creek.

Tahquitz_Cyn_107_04102011 - The hike on the west bank of Tahquitz Creek half of the loop was more exposed to the sun, but was somewhat gradually downhill
The hike on the west bank of Tahquitz Creek half of the loop was more exposed to the sun, but was somewhat gradually downhill

Roughly about a quarter-mile from Tahquitz Falls, we reached what appeared to be a USGS Gauging Station (measuring the flow of Tahquitz Creek).

After briefly meandering tantalizingly close to Tahquitz Creek, the trail then veered away from it as the path followed what appeared to be a dry creek.

At a sharp bend in the trail, we spotted an old ditch or contraption originally built by the Cahuilla in 1830.

We suspected that the dry creek must have been the ditch that diverted part of Tahquitz Creek for harvesting.

Tahquitz_Falls_027_05192019 - An old contraption that once served as a ditch for the Cahuilla since 1830
An old contraption that once served as a ditch for the Cahuilla since 1830

Eventually, after 0.2 miles more, the trail rejoined the junction to complete the loop.

The remainder of the hike backtracked the remaining half-mile to return to the visitor center with views towards the basin in the direction of downtown Palm Springs.

Timing Tahquitz Falls

Ever since we became aware of Tahquitz Falls, we’ve seen in the literature other photos where the falls either trickled or didn’t flow well at all.

As far as we could tell, our visits just so happened to have occurred during wet years where substantial snowmelt from the San Jacinto Mountains resulted in very high flow.

Tahquitz_Falls_065_02252017 - Tahquitz Falls when we came early in the season on February 2017 and the plunge pool didn't seem to be nearly as deep as it was in our April and May visits
Tahquitz Falls when we came early in the season on February 2017 and the plunge pool didn’t seem to be nearly as deep as it was in our April and May visits

We suspect under such years that the flow would most likely peak during the March through May timeframe.

Although springs also feed Tahquitz Creek, seeing it flow in all its glory really depends on the snowpack and how hot the weather becomes to melt the snow.

Thus, our Tahquitz Falls experiences probably reflected higher-than-typical flows that spanned the months of February through May under such heavy snowpack years.

I’d bet that given high flow years like this, the waterfall might even flow impressively through the start of the scorching months like June and maybe even into July!

Tahquitz_Falls_053_05192019 - Tahquitz Falls when we made a return visit in May 2019. Notice how deep the plunge pool was for this guy who tried to brave the icy cold water to get as close as he could to the falls
Tahquitz Falls when we made a return visit in May 2019. Notice how deep the plunge pool was for this guy who tried to brave the icy cold water to get as close as he could to the falls

That said, in years where the San Jacinto Mountains wouldn’t get as much snow, then I could foresee the flow might peak much earlier in the start of Spring (March) and thus trickle by June.

Authorities

Tahquitz Falls is on private property in Palm Springs of Riverside County, California. It is administered by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Reservation. For information or inquiries about the general area as well as current conditions, you may want to try visiting their website.

Tahquitz_Falls_002_05192019 - Approaching the visitor center for Tahquitz Canyon. This photo and the next several photos took place during a visit in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_009_05192019 - The group on the open hike into the mouth of Tahquitz Canyon after having paid on gone past the visitor center in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_012_05192019 - Looking towards Tahquitz Creek as some people were already using its waters to try to cool off in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_013_05192019 - The group initially skirted the base of the cliffs of Tahquitz Canyon en route to the Taquitz Falls in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_016_05192019 - Approaching one of the bridges over Tahquitz Creek as seen during our May 2019 visit
Tahquitz_Falls_017_05192019 - Looking downstream at Tahquitz Creek during our hike up to Tahquitz Falls in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_021_05192019 - After crossing Tahquitz Creek, we then hiked up the canyon on the western side of the creek during our visit in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_029_05192019 - The kids and Julie hiking amongst some large boulders above the western side of Tahquitz Creek during our May 2019 visit, where they made us hike the loop in a counterclockwise manner
Tahquitz_Falls_031_05192019 - The kids and Julie approaching some intermediate cascades on Tahquitz Creek with the USGS stream gauge up ahead as seen during our May 2019 visit
Tahquitz_Falls_034_05192019 - The kids and Tahia on a climbing stretch of the west side of the loop hike to Tahquitz Falls during our visit in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_037_05192019 - Context of our continuing ascent towards the Tahquitz Falls during our visit in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_039_05192019 - Context of Julie continuing on the Tahquitz Falls hike with Tahquitz Creek below to the left during our visit in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_040_05192019 - Looking back downstream at Tahquitz Creek as we continue to pursue the Tahquitz Falls in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_042_05192019 - Mom and Dad pushing ahead as he was getting closer to the head of Tahquitz Canyon in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_043_05192019 - The family getting closer to the front of Tahquitz Falls as the trail re-entered the shade during our visit in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_044_05192019 - Tahia rock hopping her way across Tahquitz Creek in front of Tahquitz Falls in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_047_05192019 - The kids were enjoying the cool waters of the plunge pool before Tahquitz Falls during our May 2019 visit
Tahquitz_Falls_054_05192019 - Frontal view of Tahquitz Falls in high flow during our visit in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_075_05192019 - More desert bighorn sheep making a surprise appearance by the Tahquitz Falls in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_078_05192019 - Another look at more of the desert bighorn sheep around Tahquitz Falls in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_080_05192019 - Julie and Tahia starting the return hike from Tahquitz Falls towards the visitor center on the east bank of the loop hike in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_082_05192019 - Julie and Tahia continuing their descent along the east side of Tahquitz Creek on the return hike from Tahquitz Falls in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_083_05192019 - Looking down at one of the hidden tiers further downstream of Tahquitz Falls as seen during our visit in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_086_05192019 - Julie and Tahia continuing their return hike from Tahquitz Falls in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_088_05192019 - Tahia descending towards a big flat rock during our return hike from Tahquitz Falls in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_090_05192019 - Tahia noticed this marked up rock near a flat lookout rock during our return hike from Tahquitz Falls in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_092_05192019 - Back at a crossing of Tahquitz Creek near the end of our hike in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_096_05192019 - Picking some wolfberries along the hike from Tahquitz Falls during our visit in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_101_05192019 - The wolfberries were tiny, but they were also quite sweet during our Tahquitz Falls visit in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_103_05192019 - Tahia returning to the visitor center to end our Tahquitz Falls hike in May 2019
Tahquitz_Falls_004_02252017 - Looking towards the Tahquitz Canyon Visitor Center as we were about to start a hike to Tahquitz Falls in February 2017. This photo and the next several photos took place on this day
Tahquitz_Falls_005_02252017 - Looking back towards Palm Springs from our visit to Tahquitz Falls in February 2017
Tahquitz_Falls_008_02252017 - The group getting started on the hike to Tahquitz Falls in February 2017
Tahquitz_Falls_010_02252017 - The family heading right into Tahquitz Canyon, where you can see the canyon close in up ahead as seen in February 2017
Tahquitz_Falls_012_02252017 - Julie and Tahia making their way up to Tahquitz Falls in February 2017
Tahquitz_Falls_017_02252017 - Mom crossing Tahquitz Creek over this bridge that looked like it might have seen some flooded conditions in February 2017
Tahquitz_Falls_019_02252017 - Looking ahead at the trail to Tahquitz Falls after having crossed to the west side of Tahquitz Creek in February 2017
Tahquitz_Falls_021_02252017 - Context of Tahquitz Creek with the base of the cliffs on the east side of the canyon on our way to Tahquitz Falls in February 2017
Tahquitz_Falls_032_02252017 - During our February 2017 visit to Tahquitz Falls, they made us hike the east side of Tahquitz Canyon and ultimately turn back from there
Tahquitz_Falls_035_02252017 - Dad crossing one of the bridges over Tahquitz Creek en route to Tahquitz Falls in February 2017
Tahquitz_Falls_038_02252017 - Looking towards some people standing atop a flat rock with a view towards Palm Springs during our visit in February 2017
Tahquitz_Falls_041_02252017 - Hiking amongst more large boulders as we were getting closer to the head of Tahquitz Canyon while going up the canyon's east side in February 2017
Tahquitz_Falls_043_02252017 - Looking back towards Palm Springs during our hike to Tahquitz Falls in February 2017
Tahquitz_Falls_049_02252017 - Mom ascending steps leading towards the end of the loop. This was where most of the 350ft elevation gain was occurring on the way to Tahquitz Falls
Tahquitz_Falls_053_02252017 - Attractive cascade just downstream of the main Tahquitz Falls in February 2017
Tahquitz_Falls_054_02252017 - Tahia and Julie continuing to make their way up to the Tahquitz Falls in February 2017
Tahquitz_Falls_056_02252017 - Tahia and Julie approaching the end of the Tahquitz Falls Trail in February 2017
Tahquitz_Falls_057_02252017 - It was very busy at the Tahquitz Falls during our visit in February 2017
Tahquitz_Falls_059_02252017 - Some people scrambling to get as close as they could to the base of Tahquitz Falls during our visit in February 2017
Tahquitz_Falls_061_02252017 - Looking up at late morning shadows cast on the Tahquitz Falls during our February 2017 visit
Tahquitz_Falls_084_02252017 - On our second visit to Tahquitz Falls in February 2017, the trail to get to the lower part of the loop was flooded so we hiked back the way we came. An unexpected benefit of doing this was the nice views we were getting towards the mouth of Tahquitz Canyon
Tahquitz_Falls_087_02252017 - The family continuing to make their way back from Tahquitz Falls in February 2017
Tahquitz_Falls_091_02252017 - Closeup look at one of the flowers in bloom during our Tahquitz Falls hike in February 2017
Tahquitz_Falls_097_02252017 - Context of the family continuing their hike back from Tahquitz Falls with water tanks in the distance during our visit in February 2017
Tahquitz_Falls_099_02252017 - Looking up towards some of the scenic cliffs of Tahquitz Canyon, where giant boulders would flake and fall off and add to the boulder field alongside the Tahquitz Canyon Trail on the canyon floor
Tahquitz_Falls_101_02252017 - Looking back towards Tahquitz Canyon near the end of our hike in February 2017
Tahquitz_Falls_100_02252017 - This was an interesting wedged rock near the foot of Tahquitz Canyon, and I wondered if it had any Native American rock art
Tahquitz_Falls_104_02252017 - Looking up at some majestic bird gliding high up alongside the cliffs of Tahquitz Canyon during our February 2017 visit
Tahquitz_Falls_118_02252017 - Looking over one of the interpretive symbols keyed to the trail map as we were making our way down to the Tahquitz Canyon visitor center to end our February 2017 visit
Tahquitz_Falls_123_02252017 - The family making the final approach to the Tahquitz Canyon Visitor Center to end off our hike in February 2017
Tahquitz_Cyn_004_04102011 - Looking over a big field of wildflowers and shrubs as we were about to start our hike to Tahquitz Falls in April 2011. This photo and the rest of the photos in this gallery were taken on this day
Tahquitz_Cyn_011_04102011 - Looking back towards the southern end of Palm Springs from the mouth of Tahquitz Canyon in April 2011
Tahquitz_Cyn_012_04102011 - The Tahquitz Falls Trail starts from the backside of the visitor center
Tahquitz_Cyn_019_04102011 - The Tahquitz Canyon gets boxed in as we approach its end in April 2011
Tahquitz_Cyn_020_04102011 - Julie traversing one of the bridges over Tahquitz Creek during our visit in April 2011
Tahquitz_Cyn_025_04102011 - An interesting lookout spot on the 'upper' side (or east bank) of the Tahquitz Canyon Trail in April 2011
Tahquitz_Cyn_026_04102011 - A rock shelter that looked like it might have had some historical or archaeological significance seen during our visit in April 2011
Tahquitz_Cyn_034_04102011 - Ascending steps leading towards Tahquitz Falls on the east side of the creek as we hiked in a clockwise fashion in April 2011
Tahquitz_Cyn_037_04102011 - Attractive cascade just downstream of the main Tahquitz Falls as seen in April 2011
Tahquitz_Cyn_040_04102011 - Just to give you a sense of scale, we saw this couple braving the icy water in a warm embrace before Tahquitz Falls during our visit in April 2011
Tahquitz_Cyn_051_04102011 - Partial view of Tahquitz Falls as seen from the edges of its plunge pool during our visit in April 2011
Tahquitz_Cyn_073_04102011 - Looking straight towards the Tahquitz Falls in full flow during our April 2011 visit
Tahquitz_Cyn_092_04102011 - Julie checking out Tahquitz Falls during our visit in April 2011
Tahquitz_Cyn_098_04102011 - Even though we thought it was pretty busy on our first visit to Tahquitz Falls, I guess that was nothing compared to what we'd be seeing in later years.  This was taken in April 2011
Tahquitz_Cyn_099_04102011 - Looking back at the rock hop traverse before the Tahquitz Falls in April 2011
Tahquitz_Cyn_118_04102011 - We spotted this interesting-looking butterfly along the trail on our way back from Tahquitz Falls in April 2011
Tahquitz_Cyn_119_04102011 - Pair of tiny cascades below a USGS Stream Gauge as seen on our return hike from Tahquitz Falls in April 2011
Tahquitz_Cyn_122_04102011 - Continuing on the return hike from Tahquitz Falls after having our fill in April 2011
Tahquitz_Cyn_127_04102011 - Context of some wildflowers flanking the Tahquitz Canyon Trail near the conclusion of our hike in April 2011

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To reach Tahquitz Falls from the Los Angeles basin, we would follow the 10 freeway east all the way to the low deserts.

Alternatively, we also followed the 91 Freeway east until it merged with the 60 Freeway, and then merged with the 10 Freeway around Beaumont and Banning.

We’d continue east on the I-10 Freeway until we would pass by the Cabazon outlet and Morongo Casino.

About 10 minutes east of there, we then took the Highway 111 towards Palm Springs.

Tahquitz_Cyn_009_04102011 - Looking towards the Tahquitz Canyon Visitor Center from the parking lot
Looking towards the Tahquitz Canyon Visitor Center from the parking lot

Once in Palm Springs, Hwy 111 continues through the downtown area as North Palm Canyon Drive.

Beyond the southern end of the downtown area, we looked for Mesquite Ave, then turned right and followed this road uphill past the Tahquitz Canyon Visitor Center and into the parking lot for the visitor center.

Overall, this drive was about 108 miles (about 2 to 2.5 hours drive depending on traffic) between LA and this trailhead.

When we were there in 2011, 2017 and 2019, this hike costed $12.50 per adult and $6 per child aged 6-12 years.

They’re open daily from October through July 4th weekend from 7:30am to 5pm though the last admission was said to be around 3:30pm.

Tahquitz_Falls_006_02252017 - If it's busy like it was on this day, we had to wait in line to pay the entrance fee at the visitor center
If it’s busy like it was on this day, we had to wait in line to pay the entrance fee at the visitor center

In the scorching hot months of July through September, they’re only open on weekends (Friday through Sunday) 7:30am to 5pm.

These hours and prices I’m sure are subject to change.

That said, if you’ve visited Indian Canyons before visiting Tahquitz Falls, it was possible to use a discount coupon obtained from Indian Canyons kiosk to apply towards this hike.

360 degree sweep from the base of the falls showing the walkway flooded while also showing how busy it was


Video showing the full experience as I was walking across Tahquitz Creek revealing the falls from different angles


Reverse L-shaped sweep of the falls from its top to the viewing area


Top down sweep of the falls from the common viewing area ending at the plunge pool


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