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Coachella Valley Preserve

#6 of 118 things to do in Palm Springs Features Animals
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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29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Road, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA
+1 760-343-1234
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

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

Thank golem67
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This little park was an easy to find getaway from Palm Springs. Well marked trail took you to a small oasis and some great desert views. A good way to see some of the local environment

Thank thatcraigguy
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We went only to the Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve of the Coachella Valley Preserve and it was quite impressive. There are several short walks to see parts of it but the one to the oasis is a bit over 1 mile each way and well...More

Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Forget the expensive tours that promise an exclusive detour to a desert oasis - take the family there yourself!! It was perhaps the most memorable thing we did this year in Palm Springs (in addition to the Windmill Tours). It truly is unbelievable! As you...More

Thank Emmanuel B
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Beautiful and clean! The oasis is amazing. The plants that grow is amazing to see, considering we are in the middle of the desert!

Thank KyleJustinMommy
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We walked the McCallum Trail to the oasis. The different ecosystems we walked through were so interesting. The trail runs through a shaded, foresty area to a short trek through the desert which opens up to the swampy oasis! What an amazing find in Palm...More

Thank JBod
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We stumbled upon this place while taking a desert drive . This is a great place to hike or have a lunch a relax under the palms. The paths are clearly marked and easy to navigate.

Thank rlakin
Reviewed 18 April 2017

All the info is on the Coachella Valley Preserve web site. Read it before going. Go on a cloudy day if possible. Wear a hat or take an umbrella, wear sun block and BRING COLD WATER it will get very very hot on the trails...STAY...More

Thank brodie52
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We made the mistake of going at noon and deciding to walk to the 2 mi round trip hike to the oasis. It was really hot and we failed to bring water. After leaving the first oasis you hike thru sandy desert to the second...More

Thank Colette A
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is a great place to get outside and do an easy hike/walk from one oasis to another oasis. The Maccallum trail is sand and took about 15-20 min. to get to the oasis. The oasis is really neat and the palm trees are enormous!...More

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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.
Kathy M
28 December 2015|
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Response from Traveler491 | Reviewed this property |
Not really. The paths are either dirt or wood planks and most of them are dirt and sand which is not very friendly to strollers.