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Coachella Valley Preserve

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“mccallum trail”(35 reviews)
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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29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Road, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have been to palm springs many times but this was our first visit here. Fun way to spend an afternoon.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KathrynBurd
Reviewed yesterday

This is a mostly flat easy hike. Enjoyed the oasis & the beautiful palm trees & the blooming flowers. No charge to hike but they do take & appreciate donations.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hikermom1
Reviewed 5 days ago

This desert oasis has very easy and well-maintained trails, with a few ponds on its way. It is a welcomed surprise to see the healthy palm trees and lush vegetation in the middle of the desert. Good for family in small and large groups. Make...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank konl651
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came here with another couple and didn't have a lot of time, so we decided to take the informative tour with a guide (I think his name was Jack). He was full of information on the natives of the area and how the plants...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Julie D
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a little warm out when we went. Make sure that you have enough water to hike around. It's very unusual and very much worth at least one visit. My buddy was able to jump out of the way when the entire top of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jim W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Even if you are not a hiker, this is a great place to visit. The trail from the Visitor Center to McCallums pond is easy and so worthwhile. The oasis of palm trees right at the Visitor Center is spectacular. Don’t miss this treasure if...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BBCCBouctouche
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed speaking to the volunteers at the preserve. So much information on the uses for the various plants. First nations knowledge of medicinal uses.we got a little exercise too!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 880suee
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been doing this hike for the last 15 years and it remains one of my favorites. It is somewhat of an annual pilgrimage and no winter in Palm Springs would be complete without doing it. It is a moderate hike with an appreciable...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This hike is an easy one, along sandy trails through the desert to get to a small pond at the back of the preserve. Along the way, especially in the rain, you smell the aroma that the local bushes have during the rain. It was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LavenderSeattle
Reviewed 1 week ago

In California where almost any and every opportunity money is taken, it is lovely to see this stunning desert oasis is totally free. The staff in the palm hut are friendly and helpful, indicating the best hikes to do at said seasons. We did a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lizwold
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29 May 2018|
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Response from Jeff D | Reviewed this property |
No. Walk right in for free. They do accept donations to support cause.
Maja T
1 February 2018|
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Response from Gypsy C | Reviewed this property |
This is a wild animal preserve, so dogs are definitely NOT allowed.
Debbie M
14 January 2018|
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Response from Terry M | Reviewed this property |
Coachella Preserve not good for strollers. When you enter the palm grove, there are steps of varying heights leading down to the boardwalk. Not at all conducive to strollers. A better possibility would be Whitewater... More