Summer is here. Southern California is warming up. Now, it’s the best season for hiking and horse riding in Indian Palm Canyons.
Indian Palm Canyons is to the east of Los Angeles, and takes about 2 hours to get there from downtown LA.
Fifteen miles long, Palm Canyon is one of the areas of great beauty in Western North America. Its indigenous flora and fauna, which the Cahuilla people so expertly used and its abundant Washingtonia filifera (California Fan Palm) are breathtaking contrasts to the stark rocky gorges and barren desert lands beyond. A moderately graded, paved foot path winds down into the canyon for picnicking near the stream, meditating, exploring, hiking or horseback riding. While in Palm Canyon visit the Trading Post for hiking maps, refreshments, Indian art and artifacts, books, jewelry, pottery, baskets, weaving, and conversational cultural lore.hiking, horseback riding, indian palm springs, southern california, summer, travel