Hike Andrea Canyon

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Andrea Canyon is an oasis for hikers and equestrians located in Indian Canyon, Palm Springs. It is a short hike offering views over the desert, rocky formations, numerous fan palms, and the Andrea creek.


– Distance: 1-mile loop

– Difficulty: Easy

– Time: 45 minutes

The trail starts at the end of the parking lots. I walked clock-wise to enjoy first the desert and then the oasis.

Trail start

Did you know?

The Indian Canyons were home to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.

The first half mile is the most stimulating with a minor ascent on a rocky trail. From there, the overview over the canyon and the Andrea Canyon is beautiful.

Andrea Canyon

Embrace nature, enjoy fauna and flora, rocky landscape, and a glimpse at the contrasting greener fan palms along the creek.

 Be cautious, there is no shade on this portion of the trail.


Engage on the small bridge to cross the creek and complete the second part of the hike. From there, the descent is on a shade sandy path along the water. What a pleasant and relaxing area!

Did you know?

Today, house pits, reservoirs, and other Indian mark life are preserved in the canyon.

Finally, you will join the parking lot which will end your hike. There is a picnic area to extend your stay and grab some snacks before your next hike.

Ready to hike Andrea Canyon?

*COVID-19 update as of August 2021*

  • Please wear a mask and practice a physical distance of 6 feet between yourself and others.
  • Please review health and safety protocols before visiting.

Address:  38520 S. Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs


– I recommend hiking early morning to avoid heat

– Park open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (open only Friday, Saturday, Sunday from July 5 – Aug. 31)

– Admission: $9 per adult, $5 for children (6-12)

– Parking: free parking on-site.

– Grab water, hiking or tennis shoes, and sun cream

– More information at https://www.indian-canyons.com/indian_canyons

Article based on my hike in April 2021.

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