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Tahquitz Creek
Country United States
State California
Region Palm Springs, Riverside County, California
Coordinates 33.8025196°N, -116.4939028°W

Tahquitz Creek is a small stream in Riverside County, California. The stream originates near Saddle Junction on Mt. San Jacinto, and works its way down the mountain towards Palm Springs, where it flows into Tahquitz Canyon. The stream forms a small waterfall at the end of the canyon, which can be accessed by a hiking trail maintained by the Agua Caliente Indian tribe as part of the reservation, on which the canyon lies. The stream is named for the mythical shaman Tahquitz, who, according to Cahuilla legend, was given powers by Mukat, the creator of all things.

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