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Coachella Valley Preserve

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Address: 29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Road, Palm Springs, CA
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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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Montana Traveler enjoyed this

Compared to the mountains and pine trees back home, this was a great new desert experience. I loved being able to walk through the oasis, not just around it. Too bad they don't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Compared to the mountains and pine trees back home, this was a great new desert experience. I loved being able to walk through the oasis, not just around it. Too bad they don't charge an admission and use the money to improve things a bit. It was pretty rough with lots of mess and missing signs etc. which did add... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When you see an oasis it is often the home of a earthquake fault. The oasis is no exception. See groves of palms. Walk the path of the San Andreas fault. Lots of beauty and picture taking opportunities. Brink your own water

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the pond and back. It was perfect for an easy level walk. It's surprisingly free and they even gave us waters as we weren't prepared. They do take donations though. We did 2 miles but there are much longer trails. I enjoyed the brochure that gives you information that correlates with marked spots on trail. It was... More 

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love visiting the Coachella Valley Preserve whenever we come to Palm Springs. The trails are great for walkers who must avoid elevation as well as for those who want more of a challenge. (For us, the walk to McCallum Pond--with the addition of a short uphill spur to a lovely vista--was just right.) All the the trails are very... More 

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This preserve lies on the San Andreas Fault. The geology and natural history of the area are extremely interesting and there are well signed trails though desert. The visitor centre is basic and homely,the staff enthusiastic and very helpful and the advisory donation is exceptionally good value. From the trails there are beautiful views over surrounding countryside. The walk along... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

McCallum Pond trail is 2 miles return and the Moon trail loops off it for a total of 3.8 miles. McCallum Pond is a palm oasis of trees. The Moon Trail was a stark barren trail off of McCallum with lovely views in the distance of desert mountains, yes like a moon landscape. We completed it in about 1 hr.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled on the Thousand Palm Oasis quite by accident. It was not on any of our "things to do lists" or in any tourist brochures that we found. However, it was an amazing place near Palm Springs and Indio, California. Water from the springs along the San Andreas earthquake fault feed water features in the form of seeps, creeks,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having discovered this amazing place toward the end of an earlier visit to Palm Springs, we were determined to make it a primary hiking destination this time and we continue to revel in the terrific trails it provides. However, it is the guided nature hikes that really set this place apart. We enjoyed a "private" tour with Dan and learned... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must see oasis of Palm Trees in the desert on the ST Andreas fault. Easily accessible fro Palm Springs. Easy walk and full of surprises

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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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