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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.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mccallum trail” (34 reviews)
“an oasis” (55 reviews)
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29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Road, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA
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"the san andreas fault"
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"mccallum trail"
in 34 reviews
"an oasis"
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"palm trees"
in 87 reviews
"moon country"
in 26 reviews
"thousand palms"
in 29 reviews
"visitor center"
in 50 reviews
"natural state"
in 9 reviews
"vista point"
in 11 reviews
"board walk"
in 6 reviews
"donation box"
in 6 reviews
"coachella valley"
in 38 reviews
"bring water"
in 29 reviews
"fan palms"
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"fault line"
in 12 reviews
"easy hike"
in 23 reviews
"open desert"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place for natural history of California formation with the San Andreas fault underneath. Unique spring ponds found due to seismic activity opening up the earth below. Nice walkways around different parts. There are some ponds farther out from the nice visitor center but only...More

Thank Fallcolorfool
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, there is such a thing as an oasis. There are two main sections. Make sure you walk the entire preserve. The distance between the sections is worth the walk.

Thank LeoW_DavidR
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing the San Andreas Fault Line running along the valley floor where it meets the Little San Bernardino Mtns is incredibly powerful! A docent told us where ever you see green shrubs, trees and palms, you see the San Andreas! A short moderate climb up...More

Thank Redgyone1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place for a walk and an oasis in the middle of the desert, close of the Coachella Polo Club, local of the music festival, i had a nice day in both places.

Thank julioheller
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Best to pass on the preserve in the height of summer heat, but for nine months of the year the preserve is a treasure for visitors. Learn about early settlers in a restored cabin that now serves as the visitor center. Explore several native palm...More

Thank jaimep959
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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed my visit here. The sounds and sights are beautiful! I also found the staff very welcoming. If you are going in the summer, arrive early as it is obviously hot to hike through. I didn’t see any snakes but we did see lots...More

Thank Kelly B
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

There is road work that has the Center closed. There is also a sign on the door warning of rattlesnakes. Nevertheless, we were able to walk around the grounds a little and enjoy the palm tree grove. The trails are well marked and there are...More

Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We went here with my in-laws because they said it was a beautiful place to see. I wouldn't exactly call it beautiful. These obviously aren't your beautifully groomed palm trees like you see in the city but not quite as picturesque as I thought. Not...More

Thank Shantall M
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

I visited the visitor center for info and maps along with advice. It was getting toward the middle of the day in May so it would have been better to go earlier. Despite advice on avoiding rattlers, I still encountered one when I brushed against...More

Thank Pauline S
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Oh my! From a distance it just looks like a grove of palms until you get closer and closer still. They are massive and pictures can not do nature justice in the case. Do not miss this. If you take a Hummer tour like we...More

Thank Reservationfor2
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Nina F
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.
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Maja T
31 January 2018|
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Response from Gypsy C | Reviewed this property |
This is a wild animal preserve, so dogs are definitely NOT allowed.
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Debbie M
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
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