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Coachella Valley Preserve

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29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Road, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA
+1 760-343-1234
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mccallum trail” (32 reviews)
“an oasis” (50 reviews)
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29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Road, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA
+1 760-343-1234
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! An honest to goodness desert oasis! Really pretty! The palm trees are on the fault line. It is hard to believe that there is that much water available. We walked out to the pond. We did not make the moon loop this time, but...More

Thank Samantha H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasant area for hiking. Check the website to see which guided tours are offered and when. At least one hike most days during season. $5 donation suggested. We went on an interesting morning walk with Harlan which discussed the fault lines and general area....More

1  Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 1 week ago

AKA thousand palms, this is a walk beginning in a dense oasis full of untrimmed palms and out into the dessert to a variety of trails. We walked to the lake and back, easy and perhaps a mile or less each way. Great scenery and...More

1  Thank ProMetalSales
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has always been a favorite spot of mine. It is a bit remote which adds to its lure. While there are several trails, my favorite is the Pushawala which ends at the Pushawala Oasis. This trail takes you along the ridge, parallel and above the San Andrea's...More

1  Thank CATTSAR
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent an afternoon here with the family. There is no admission free but donation are accepted which I recommend as this is a great spot that should be preserved. The oasis is actually not at the visitor center area, you have to hike about 20-30...More

Thank herbulous
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this attraction as this is on San Adreas Fault line. We did the 2 mile trail with small kids and it was fun at the end with a small pond (do not plan on getting in the water) and beautiful palm trees with...More

1  Thank SomaK95762
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must do hike in the Desert. Fantastic views that seem untouched by time. Go around 10 in the morning. Not too well marked but you'll find it all amazing.

2  Thank blacklake
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

GREAT place for a short walk or a long hike. Very well maintained. I just wish that the map provided by the preserve has been clearer. Best come before sunset. Summer can be hot.

Thank yyyzzz_utah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome hike! My husband and I traveled from 20 degree temperatures in Virginia to 75 degree weather here in Palm Desert. There is not a ton of shade on this hike, so bring a hat and plenty of water. Maybe don’t go at noon like...More

Thank jsuder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The towering palms and underground springs five refuge during warm days. The trails lead to fascinating moonscapes and provide visuals of the shifting San Andreas fault beneath. Situated very conveniently north of the I10 and close to most desert cities.

Thank Deborahmeints-pierson
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14 January 2018|
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Response from TerryMPS | 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
Tiffany L
12 October 2017|
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Response from Andrew J | Reviewed this property |
I've never been to Indian Canyons. The Coachella Valley is beautiful, especially the water fall if it is still flowing this late in the season.
29 July 2016|
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Response from AlyP | Reviewed this property |
It is indicated by the fact that vegetation naturally occurs around the area of the fissure which allows water to rise... And its signposted! 😎