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Coachella Valley Preserve

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Address: 29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Road, Palm Springs, CA
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+1 760-343-1234
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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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Very interesting visit - we went there for the oasis (2 miles) but ended up walking the Moon Country Trail - of moderate difficulty but with great views.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting visit - we went there for the oasis (2 miles) but ended up walking the Moon Country Trail - of moderate difficulty but with great views.

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The preserve has a range of environments from wet to dry with a range of trails. You can do a pleasant walk or a hearty trail. The price is perfect at free.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have done cerious hikes here over the last few years and have always enjoyed them. The hike to the oasis is a fairly easy hike which can be done with young children.

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Thousand Palms, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting ecosystem with knowledgeable docents and tours. Visitors' Center is rustic and small. Bring your own water --just easier that way. Can be very hot which makes a normally easy walk a trying trek.

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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I've been here twice. It's such a fun place to visit when you're in the vicinity. It's almost like you've went far, far away from civilization. Great place for a light hike, and perfect for families! The visitor center is so cool and informative also! Wonderful people working there!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to go walking! The trails are well maintained, and there is no liter anywhere. The palm trees are impressive and a sight to see! I highly recommend visiting Coachella Valley.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This wet area in the desert is interesting but it is not that close to Palm Springs. We drove many miles out of the way and expected much more based on these tripadvisor ratings.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

There is a a few places that are nice and kept up. Other places are scattered with trash and not kept up. The trails are easy to pass through and offers some good areas to see some desert views.

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Coupeville, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This was a very enjoyable visit for our whole family (12, including teens and younger ones). We saw huge palm trees of different kinds, then walked the one mile trail out through the desert to the other oasis with a pond. There are benches if you want to rest and picnic (as we did). Our friend from Germany had never... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

In the middle of the desert, not far from the Agua Caliente Casino and In n Out, is this treed oasis sitting on the intersection of the tectonic plates...water bubbles up and you think the camels are just around the corner... There are many walking tours given and the surrounding scenery and wind mills are pretty powerful too.

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