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Coachella Valley Preserve

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Address: Ramon Road to Thousand Palms Canyon Road, Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number: 760 343 1234
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Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
Description: 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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Tranquil and beautiful!

This place is beautiful. I've lived here all my life and just recently found this little gem. Very peaceful and tranquil with some hiking involved. I went very early in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place is beautiful. I've lived here all my life and just recently found this little gem. Very peaceful and tranquil with some hiking involved. I went very early in the morning and there was no one else there.

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Slidell, LA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Surprisingly dense clusters of giant palms in a small oasis form their own cool micoclimate in a desert canyon. Also enjoyed seeing the San Andreas fault which is responsible for the springs as well as some local birds. The visitors center and gift store provided helpful answers. Worth a 45 minute visit for a walk and some photographs.

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Woodinville, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Anytime of the year it is a good place to get to know the desert and history of the canyon.It has a nice ranger station with a knowleageable staff, photos and displays.Trail from there is easy and can choose to follow the water ..A spring water originate there and continues to desert and can see it disappear in sand! Staff... More 

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Nanaimo, B.C.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a calm and cool place located outside Desert Hot Springs in the Coachella Valley, with many native palm trees that grow there due to the presence of underground water. The palms provide cool shade, and a refuge for many desert birds and other small creatures. Walk among the palms, hike through the sun over to visit the small... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great escape for a day or for a half a day. Its like 10 miles from Palm Springs, you enjoy an oasis with so much to see. The palm trees are everywhere and the hikes are spectacular. summers are hot and dress accordingly and bring a lot of water. parking is limited and call ahead if you go as a... More 

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Walnut Creek, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Traveling with 3 kids (17, 15 and 12), we stopped here on an overcast and not too hot June afternoon. My teenagers are not avid hikers, but the beauty and different-ness of this place kept them happy and engaged for +2 hours. You have the fluffy looking fan palms, desert plants, a lake with a mystical feel, a vista point... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Go early. It was incredibly hot in the afternoon, but the palms offer wonderful shade. There is a bit of a pond, wildlife. Just beautiful.

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Cathedral City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My daughter and I hiked this trail last April and found it to be a serene (though sandy) hike through the hills north of Thousand Palms. The San Andreas Fault runs through the eastern portion of the Coachella Valley and the oases found here are clustered along the fault line where natural springs feed the palm trees. The fault isn't... More 

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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

It's very interesting to be at this lush oasis in the middle of a very barren desert. The neat thing is being able to walk on both sides of the San Andres fault. The trails are well marked and the host is very knowledgeable.

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High River, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I likes the history and how this place is preserved for all to see. I also like the little settlers home the story of trade, meals for palms trees & land

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