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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mccallum trail” (31 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 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 18 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 13 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 7 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

2  Thank Marg H
Reviewed 4 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
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Drive out Ramon and keep driving. Enjoyable and not strenuous walk through big palm trees, quiet and peaceful. Worth the effort.

Thank golem67
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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.