“If you’re getting out onto local trails, you’re seeing spectacular beauty everywhere you turn. There are so many amazing wildflowers thanks to all the rain this year. We may see the beauty of blooms well into May!

All of the precipitation has brought more than just wildflowers: Thanks to the huge mountain snowpack surrounding us that has started to melt, Palm Springs-area canyons are thriving with amazing waterfalls.

There are a couple of close-to-town waterfall hikes that are good for all ages. First: Tahquitz Canyon is a short, easy hike, less than an hour and 1 mile (2 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 350 feet) that ends at a 60-foot waterfall, Tahquitz Falls, that is absolutely gushing as of this writing…”

Tahquitz Waterfall

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