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Coachella Valley Preserve

#6 of 118 things to do in Palm Springs Features Animals
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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29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Road, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

This wonderful preserve in Thousand Palms Canyon is nearly 20,000 acres in size and was created by the powerful forces of nature in the Mission Creek Fault of the San Andreas Fault system. The fault has created a groundwater barrier which has formed the oasis...More

1  Thank geotech522
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I have never been to such a remote location so i found this place truely amazing and absolutely beautiful. Hire a convertible for the drive out and be sure to wear comfy shoes and clothes and pack plenty of water if you plan on walking...More

1  Thank Jody H
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Visited the Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve section of the Coachella Valley. Went looking for this area based on a recommendation from another hiker. Glad I did! The area is located right on the San Andreas Fault and is an oasis where water bubbles up from...More

1  Thank Rob M
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We walked into the palm shaded area and was looking at the map when a volunteer approached us and asked us if he could help us. He told us all about the area and various hikes. He was extremely knowledgeable and after our talk, we...More

Thank OSU S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We have been here twice and its always a joy to see. Beautiful palm trees, a true oasis. Great hiking paths and I'm glad to see they are keeping the parking lot small. Very knowledgeable docents.

Thank Deniece9
Reviewed 12 May 2017

A truly unique place if you appreciate homesteaders. The buildings are log structures - palm logs! And the Oasis is not all neat and tidy letting you experience what an Oasis is - insects, snakes, dried fronds stacked head high - no wonder Oasis' can...More

Thank jcsammons
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This was a nice walk, although time it correctly! We got there later than anticipated because we stopped briefly at the casino for a bit so it was 105 when we started our walk. It not strenuous at all, but hot and you are walking...More

Thank boysx42011
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This was not part of our initial plans but we are so glad that we visited this wonderful preserve. You would not imagine a place this beautiful and lush would in the middle of this arid hot landscape. We only had a brief period of...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 6 May 2017

McCallum Trail is a short 2 mile round-trip to an oasis with cool clear water. Start out at the visitor's centre, pickup a info guide, then head off over a boardwalk through a lush forest of old palms and swampy area to come out on...More

Thank Marg H
Reviewed 3 May 2017

These are a collection of hikes in and around the oasis ranging from very easy and short to difficult and over 7 miles. The trails and grounds are well kept and the scenery is great. The hikes are self-guided - pick up the directory at...More

Thank Harv R
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samanthandtravismom
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! 😎
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Kathy M
28 December 2015|
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Response from desertswim | Reviewed this property |
Maybe. There are flat Sandy parts to the trails. Some parts are a little narrow or rocky.
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Kathy M
28 December 2015|
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Response from Traveler491 | Reviewed this property |
Not really. The paths are either dirt or wood planks and most of them are dirt and sand which is not very friendly to strollers.
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