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Coachella Valley Preserve

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“mccallum trail”(34 reviews)
“an oasis”(56 reviews)
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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29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Road, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA
+1 760-343-1234
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife, grown daughter and I went to the Coachella Preserve on our last day in Palm Springs. It is free but they gladly accept all donations. Go in the log cabin made of palms and talk to the very friendly and knowledgeable docents. We...More

Thank danieloW7812SH
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great short hike that will have you standing still, staring at the scene in front of you! Very well maintained, by volunteers, area. The volunteers are also very friendly and knowledgeable. Great hike for families. Free, but donations are welcome.

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and swung through here on our way to Joshua Tree NP. What a gem this place is. The staff were great and knowledgeable. They explained the oasis to us and the different trails we could hike. This was just perfect. It really did...More

Thank Burgher47
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great short hike for a couple miles. We went in the rain and saw a minor flood coming off the mountaints filling some of the washers which was really cool Great scenery.

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It wouldn’t let me change the date on this but we attended Coachella in April 2015. I’ve been going to music festivals my entire life so this was a bucket list festival to do with my girlfriends. We stayed at the St Regis there in...More

Thank Lindsay W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a beautiful trail to go hiking with the family and friends amazing views with epic scenery and history on the native indians that lived and inhabited the entire area and how they survived and lived and ate with culture artifacts that are very...More

Thank johnguarino509
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the trails and signage was very good. Lots of warnings about increased rattlesnake activity and to drink lots of water! These trails are fairly easy, just long and hot, so be prepared. We got over 10,000 steps in by 10AM, so that was...More

Thank L R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to Palm Springs isn't complete for me without a walk/hike through this visually stunning and interesting preserve; even on a day with 110 F degree temperatures an early stroll is possible. The trails are well marked and maintained, signs are plentiful, and benches...More

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed 8 September 2018

It's not every day that you get to walk through a real oasis. So it was pretty cool to have had the opportunity to do that. As we walked along we were amazed by how marshy the area was, which was right in the middle...More

1  Thank jwiz17
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

I can’t believe there’s an oasis so close to Palm Desert and on the San Andreas fault line. Admission is free - but they do ask for a donation. There are a few hikes available. They have interpretive guide markers along the trails. The trails...More

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Nina F
29 May 2018|
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Response from Jeff D | Reviewed this property |
No. Walk right in for free. They do accept donations to support cause.
Maja T
31 January 2018|
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Response from Gypsy C | Reviewed this property |
This is a wild animal preserve, so dogs are definitely NOT allowed.
Debbie M
14 January 2018|
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Response from TerryMPS | Reviewed this property |
Coachella Preserve not good for strollers. When you enter the palm grove, there are steps of varying heights leading down to the boardwalk. Not at all conducive to strollers. A better possibility would be Whitewater... More