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Coachella Valley Preserve

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Opens in 9 min: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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“mccallum trail”(34 reviews)
“an oasis”(58 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
+1 760-343-1234
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This oasis in the desert is the meeting of the North American and Pacific tectonic plates and the oasis of Palm Trees are fed by water seeping up through the earth. The volunteers are so passionate and amazing to chat too, they have so much...More

Thank Sam R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful and interesting spot to visit and hike. It is entirely run by volunteers and they are very friendly, welcoming and helpful. The visitor centre is a real gem.......the original little log structure built by one of the men who discovered the...More

1  Thank randybZ8853FK
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for all ages. Trails are well marked and range from easy to moderate. The information center is both friendly and packed with information on animals, plants and history. Great for a picnic or a hike.

1  Thank Trek06926650662
Reviewed 1 week ago

The McCallum trail just reopened the day we went here. Nice hike but recommend going early in the morning if it is a hot day. The greeter wasn’t overly friendly. Even though it said they wanted donations, which is fine, the greeter wanted a minimum...More

Thank 86debm
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Coachella Valley Preserve is an easy, fun way to begin experiencing one of the most alluring parts of a desert--and oasis. A 10 minute drive north of Palm Desert, it is quickly and easily accessible from the parking lot. While easily walkable, wheel chairs...More

Thank Michael6539
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove through the preserve and stopped at the oasis. As we walked up Harlan, an employee at the preserve drove up. He was there to work on the repairs to several of the trails as a result of the flood which had occurred approximately...More

Thank Todd G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Passionate, knowledgeable staff and guides, and fascinating history, and a beautiful place including cool soft shade, and hard-scrabble desert to set it off. Easy access from PS and PD etc... Definitely worth a visit!!! Free entrance and visits, but please think to leave something in...More

1  Thank Tony L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife, grown daughter and I went to the Coachella Preserve on our last day in Palm Springs. It is free but they gladly accept all donations. Go in the log cabin made of palms and talk to the very friendly and knowledgeable docents. We...More

2  Thank danieloW7812SH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great short hike that will have you standing still, staring at the scene in front of you! Very well maintained, by volunteers, area. The volunteers are also very friendly and knowledgeable. Great hike for families. Free, but donations are welcome.

1  Thank Laura A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and swung through here on our way to Joshua Tree NP. What a gem this place is. The staff were great and knowledgeable. They explained the oasis to us and the different trails we could hike. This was just perfect. It really did...More

2  Thank Burgher47
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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
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.
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