Palm Canyon, 5 mi. s. to 38-520 S. Palm Canyon Dr., is purportedly the world's largest indigenous palm tree grove. The age of these ringless trees could be established only through carbon-dating. The grove can be viewed from the Trading Post parking lot or by taking a steeply descending walk into the canyon.
Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.
(includes Andreas, Murray and Palm canyons) $9; $7 (ages 62+ and students with ID); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 0-5 and military with ID). Ranger-led activities free.
Hours: Daily 8-5, Oct. 1-July 4; Fri.-Sun. 8-5, rest of year. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Ranger-led hikes depart Fri.-Sun. at 10 and 1. Ranger-led talks Mon.-Thurs. at 10. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.