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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mccallum trail” (32 reviews)
“an oasis” (49 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 11 October 2017 via mobile

This preserve is really interesting. There are several hiking trails and we did the easy one to McCallum Pond. The old home, made of palm tree logs, has a great deal of nature and historical finds. The docents are super nice and they also host...More

Thank nesscv3
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Great hike thru the desert to beautiful cooler oasis. We took the McCallum trail. Even though we went pretty early in the morning it got hot. Take lots of water. The trail leads you thru the oasis and back. The little information building ( old...More

Thank Leftthedog
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely hike options. Beautiful scenery. We really enjoyed our visit. Bring lots of water if you plan to hike the longer routes.

Thank MattsonHinds
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The Coachella Valley Preserve was great. The McCallam trail, 2.02 miles round trip is well marked and begins in a palm oasis with water in a marsh area. There are bridges to walk on and see the huge palms. The Preserve has trimmed some of...More

2  Thank Claudia10229
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Started out looking for the San Andreas Fault and found this preserve, evidence of the nearby fault. Fresh water Springs are formed as a result of the fault line division between the plates of the earth allowing the water from the aquifer below to reach...More

Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Small free parking lot leads to visitor center where placards visually clarify fault lines and water seepage. A wide variety of walks and more strenuous hikes across the road available. The palm oasis is magical, damp and cool out in the middle of the hot...More

1  Thank TerryMPS
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Unfortunately we visited in August when it is hot. I'd love to go back here during the Fall or Winter months to see more of this place. Make sure to visit the visitor center to get more information on this place. An interesting backstory.

Thank 25LoveToTravel
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We stumbled upon this place and was so glad we did. This was truly an easy access oasis. We hiked to a bunch of oases in Joshua Tree NP. All were great, but most required a lot more effort to get there. This was beautiful!...More

1  Thank dfries10
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

2  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
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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! 😎
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.