Murray Canyon Trail To Seven Sisters Falls. Oasis In Palm Springs
Updated: Mar 16, 2022
Spring is the perfect time to head out and explore California! This time we headed out to explore a beautiful area in Palm Springs, Agua Caliente Indian Reservation. This area has several different trails to choose from but we decided to go with Murray Canyon Trail to Seven Sisters Falls. We had seen some beautiful pictures and wanted to experience it for ourselves and Im so glad we did! It was the perfect family friendly hike that gave us the opportunity to explore beautiful rock formations, giant palm trees, and of course a beautiful stream that leads to a water fall. I want to share with you some of our pictures to give you a visual of the trail as well as give you some tips before you visit.
Murray Canyon Trail to Seven Sisters Falls is an easy 3.7 mile hike in the beautiful desert. There is something to enjoy visually throughout the whole hike. Whether its the palm trees, the stream, or the beautiful rock formations, it's a beautiful experience. Approximately the first mile of the hike is full sun so be prepared for that. The whole hike is on a dirt road with rocks so definitely not suited for strollers. It's definitely not a hard hike and there isn't much incline throughout, however there are areas where you need to step over some rocks and cross over the stream. The trail starts very well marked but as you go in further it does get a little more challenging though not impossible. Keep this in mind...when you think you've come to the end, keep going because the best is yet to come. At this point you have to climb up and around some rocks to continue your journey to the falls. The rocks have some natural formed stairs that make it easy to go around and doesn't feel unsafe even for my 8 year old daughter.
Before getting to the water fall you will come to this sign down below! We decided to continue about 20 feet further down to where we came to the waterfall. We were able to sit around and have some snacks while listening to the sound of the fall. The water level was low during our visit so we felt safe crossing past the warning sign. However, please stay safe and look out for the water conditions before you make your decision.
Tips Before You Visit
There is an admission fee to get into the Indian Canyons In Palm Springs. $9 per adult, $5 for children (6-12)
Operating hours are 8am- 5pm. Last car in at 4pm
Large parking area available
Several Porta Potties available by parking area before you start your hike with portable hand washing area
Depending on time of year the stream might be high or low so make sure you are ready to get your shoes wet to cross the stream to continue on the trail
Be careful where you step because at some points you are sharing the trail with horses
Just a little fun info about this area for you guys! The Indian Canyons are the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. These canyons are especially sacred to the Agua Caliente people today and are historically important to scientists and nature lovers. The Agua Caliente people have thrived here for thousands of years. Rock art, house pits, foundations, irrigation ditches, dams, reservoirs, trails and food preparation areas still exist in the canyons.
This hike was definitely an experience. Not only was it fun but having to cross over rocks and streams definitely made it feel very adventurous without having to go too far. We definitely plan to visit again to do one of the other trails in the area. Hope you get to visit this trail soon!
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