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Native California fan palms thrive in many locations but rarely in such numbers as in the canyons of the Indio Hills. Here, along a line where the San Andreas fault captures groundwater that nurtures the palms, is a wild parkland which is part of the adjacent Coachella Valley Preserve. The park contains some fine palm groves that include Hidden, Pushawalla, Briska, Macomber and Horseshoe palms. The nearest groves are relatively easy to reach from the trailhead and parking area 4-miles north of Indio.

A steady hike with views and some incline. Some of it goes through deep sand, like being at the beach!

If you don't like walking in sand don't go here. Took the wrong path to start. Just followed footprints but obviously they ended up lost as well. When you get around the first hill on your right don't follow the main path to the right instead head straight towards the oasis. There are a few signs when you get to oasis. Hopefully you have better luck then us.

nice trail... good clime to it.. hard to follow though

walking
16 days ago

This takes you to a beautiful oasis. Very easy.

hiking
1 month ago

The views get better and better as you go up. This is an easy hike, and great for those who like a gradual climb, and with temps in the 60's and sunny, it makes this hike truly enjoyable.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

NO dogs allowed. you can take them to any restaurant you want but don't you dare take them for a walk in the desert

Beautiful Oasis...

on Moon Country Loop

2 months ago

Easy but lovely!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Start at the Coachella Reserve parking lot. Start on the Macallum Trail, then Moon Country, keeping an eye out for the switchback trail to the left (to the south) at about 2 miles. Climb the switchbacks and you are on Herman Loop. Views are remarkable and rare for 360 degrees. Retrace your steps or carry on toward Willis and then the paved road. Drivers are basically texting idiots, so this is the only dangerous part of the trail.