We'd always wanted to take this walk and our friends were in town, so we all said 'let's do it!' We drove out to Big Morongo Canyon Preserve and took the 'Canyon trail' that heads down toward Desert Hot Springs. It's a beautiful trail, with all the Cottonwoods and grasses just beginning to leaf out. You walk down through the canyon with the stream on your left, and gradually come to a small pond, where you cross over the stream and then continue on, as the canyon heads west. We only went about 2 or 3 miles, where we found a nice lunch spot under a palm tree (how'd that get there?) and after a nice repast, headed back up the trail. I couldn't stop taking pictures the whole way down and back, it was so beautiful. Here are a few from the day.