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Coachella Valley Preserve

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Address: 29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Road, Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number: +1 760-343-1234
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Formed by a system of sand dunes, this 20,000-acre sanctuary is home to...

Formed by a system of sand dunes, this 20,000-acre sanctuary is home to several species of rare wildlife and a number of palm oases.

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The great outdoors so close by

My annual pilgrimage Winter in Palm Springs would not be complete without a hike at The Coachella Valley Preserve. My favorite hike being the Pushawalla Palms. The trail is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My annual pilgrimage Winter in Palm Springs would not be complete without a hike at The Coachella Valley Preserve. My favorite hike being the Pushawalla Palms. The trail is about five miles out and back. Over the years the trail has changed due to erosion keeping it interesting. There are two branches of this trail, one follows the wash the... More 

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atlanta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very unique spot in the valley. Fairly easy hike. Very cool ecosystem within the desert. So interesting to hike along a fault line.

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Papillion, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the time to visit the reserve and the oasis. The oasis is one of the coolest places I have visited. It is amazing to me that you can be in the middle of a desert and come across a place that the water flows and the palm trees grow naturally. Stop at the small visitors center to get the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us went for a hike here. So interesting with the San Andreas fault right there! The docent told us a bit about the area prior to our hike. We did not go on an escorted hike, just went on our own. The walk to the oasis was very enjoyable, the oasis is beautiful. We decided to do the... More 

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in the Marriott complex in Palm Desert and this is just a short drive away on the north side of the 10. When we arrived at about 11:30 on a Tuesday the parking lot was packed. There was a nature tour at 11:30 so that may have drawn people. I think mostly the smart people come early... More 

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Brandon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting oasis along the SAN Andreas Fault. It is the pressure of these two plates that forces the water to the surface. Helpful folks in the visitor center to orient you and offer hiking trails to suit your plans.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So glad we visited this place, its nothing like I have ever seen before. The palms are so unique and full of character, not to mention gorgeous. It was also a great place to explore the San Andres fault.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for a short morning hike while staying in La Quinta. Very glad we got there around 7:45 as it was getting pretty hot when we left an hour and a half later. The palm trees are amazing and definitely worth a stop if you're nearby.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A literal oasis in the desert. According to the volunteers at the visitors centre, the subduction zone of the San Andreas fault causes groundwater to rise to the surface - this creates the oasis that provides the water for the palms. ANYway... it was interesting to wander around the palm groves and the countryside. Other than the pathways etc (obviously),... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite a short trip from Palm Springs but well worth the trip . It is quite an experience on arrival at this oasis, which is part of the start of the San Andreas Fault. There are several hiking trails if you wish to explore further. There is also a small interesting museum

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