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Coachella Valley Preserve

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Address: 29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Road, Palm Springs, CA
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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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This is a true gem in the desert. The hiking path is moderate so most ages can traverse without difficulty. Get to the back and ...surprise

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Selkirk, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a true gem in the desert. The hiking path is moderate so most ages can traverse without difficulty. Get to the back and ...surprise

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Anoka, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place, especially for those who don't want to have an expedition but still would like to hike in the Mohave. Close to La Quinta, a morning trip is possible with several easy hikes as well as a few tougher ones. The Palm Oasises are beautiful. Might be too hot in summer. Bring water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I have visited Palm Springs many times but somehow we overlooked this gem. A local friend recommended Coachella Valley Wildlife Preserve and it became one of the highlights of this most recent trip to Southern California. The oasis and desert are beautiful, the trails first rate, and the huge California Fan Palms provide a gorgeous contrast to... More 

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Okotoks, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

this is a wonderful, hike/stroll for all to do. Kids would love it as adults too. on a hot day the oasis of palms and cool ponds is very refreshing. Pack a picnic as areas to sit and enjoy beauty that this FREE adventure has to offer.

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Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Compared to the mountains and pine trees back home, this was a great new desert experience. I loved being able to walk through the oasis, not just around it. Too bad they don't charge an admission and use the money to improve things a bit. It was pretty rough with lots of mess and missing signs etc. which did add... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you see an oasis it is often the home of a earthquake fault. The oasis is no exception. See groves of palms. Walk the path of the San Andreas fault. Lots of beauty and picture taking opportunities. Brink your own water

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the pond and back. It was perfect for an easy level walk. It's surprisingly free and they even gave us waters as we weren't prepared. They do take donations though. We did 2 miles but there are much longer trails. I enjoyed the brochure that gives you information that correlates with marked spots on trail. It was... More 

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love visiting the Coachella Valley Preserve whenever we come to Palm Springs. The trails are great for walkers who must avoid elevation as well as for those who want more of a challenge. (For us, the walk to McCallum Pond--with the addition of a short uphill spur to a lovely vista--was just right.) All the the trails are very... More 

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Appleby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This preserve lies on the San Andreas Fault. The geology and natural history of the area are extremely interesting and there are well signed trails though desert. The visitor centre is basic and homely,the staff enthusiastic and very helpful and the advisory donation is exceptionally good value. From the trails there are beautiful views over surrounding countryside. The walk along... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

McCallum Pond trail is 2 miles return and the Moon trail loops off it for a total of 3.8 miles. McCallum Pond is a palm oasis of trees. The Moon Trail was a stark barren trail off of McCallum with lovely views in the distance of desert mountains, yes like a moon landscape. We completed it in about 1 hr.... More 

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