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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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“an oasis” (50 reviews)
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29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Road, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

strolled around for the second time . natural unspoiled beauty. Will come back again. Real natural oasis paradise in the desert.

Thank Jeremy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This nature preserve is beautiful. We spent approximately 2.5 hours there walking the McCallum Oasis loop and the Moon Country Trail. Both were fairly easy hikes with the Moon Country Trail offering more elevation. The oasis is really pretty and very interesting to wander through....More

Thank ellewug
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of hiking, or walking on the preserve. The wooden path through the palm tree oasis was particularly nice. The small visitor center is an old home built by a man who lived on the property for years, and is very interesting.

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a must do in the Palm Springs Area. A series of oases on the San Andreas fault. Easy trails to hike and breathe taking views. Walk to the Mullans pond, a short distance from the visitors center. 3/4 mile A wonderful clear pond...More

1  Thank TerryR515
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Natural springs that are fed from water seepage from the San Andreas Fault have allowed California Fan Palms to flourish, provide cooling shade. The visitors center and parking lot are very accessibly located very near the palm oasis. There are nature talks and guided walks,...More

4  Thank ameliacat_ca
Reviewed 4 December 2017

We enjoyed our time at the preserve. Trails are marked well. We had done a lot of hiking that week so didn't take in many trails on this day. Was awesome to be on the San Andreas fault line. And to experience an oasis in...More

1  Thank Honzees
Reviewed 26 November 2017

This preserve is only a short drive from downtown Palm Springs (30 minutes or so) and you get to take a walk through a marvelous oasis formed by water seeping through the San Andreas fault. So it makes for a fascinating geology/biology lesson and it...More

4  Thank nancy p
Reviewed 23 November 2017

An off the beaten track place to visit. Lovely walk through the trees and greenery. Lots of interesting things to see and well worth the time to visit.

Thank misstweed47
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Really loved the walk to the pond. Great wooden walkways to follow. Highly recommend this place. This site is manned by volunteers. Don't forget to leave a donation.

Thank clarkeej9
Reviewed 13 November 2017

A surprise to find a palm tree oasis in the middle of the desert. Love wandering among the pal tress. The San Andreas Fault also runs through it.

Thank Hiya999
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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
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! 😎