Explore the most popular hiking trails in Coachella Valley Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

My wife and I hiked this trail on 1/18/19 after it had been raining in the Palm Springs area for almost a week. A fair amount of the trail (below, to the north of the ridge and down/up the canyons portions of the trail) was washed out or obscured, but it’s still a relatively easy trail to find/follow. It’s generally a well-maintained trail so I’m sure it will be snapped back into full form soon. We were surprised at all the wildflowers already – this early in January, beautiful. It is a fantastic trail; we’ve done it numerous times. We’re planning to keep going back this year to catch the progression of wildflower blooms. It’s all great but we’re thinking of just walking the ridge out and back – the views are just so incredible, especially as one walks/gazes to the west with all the snow now on the San Bernadino Mountains/San Gorgonio Mountain (Old Greyback) – spectacular!

4 days ago

The pond is great!

Pretty, like a moon scape. Some flowers. beware it ends in a wash after a mini slot canyon...just ends.....

Sandy actually pretty easy nice hike pretty quick to get around. Parking is a little tricky as it is so well traveled and adjoining another nearby trail.

11 days ago

Easy hike very sandy trail. Not too steep but some nice views and the prehistoric looking palms trees were really different.

A lot of flowers today! Extended it to the lookout on Herman’s Hike trail. Steep but nice trail.

17 days ago

It was nothing amazing but we still enjoyed it. We were surprised by the structures, or what was left of them, that were above the palm trees. Not clear how one would have brought up the materials to build there or why. Trees were burned but still alive. Decent short hike and not too many other hikers.

Great hike but the return after the palms is confusing. You follow a riverbed as others mention then at one point you need to turn right into the mountain and start climbing. I went the wrong way a few times and reconnected a way that is not even marked here. Was tough but we made it.

A beautiful area with diverse scenery. A great way to spend the afternoon.

Easy hiking with beautiful views!!

Very easy but beautiful trail. Good for all ages and ability.

Very easy hike. Fun seeing the oasis and learning about the diversity of the desert.

No trouble staying on trail with support of all trails topo.

The trail beyond the pond is very nice and peaceful. Lots of wild flowers.

My favourite out of 4 , and yet. For me it’s not well signposted. I backtracked 3 times .

1 month ago

An easy stroll on a beautiful morning. Amazing pond and oases with spring fed water.

Good for the history bluffs, great for the nature buffs, and was way cool for the earthquake bluffs. When you are all three, it's awesome. wish I'd started earlier and planned more to explore, and maybe take a volunteer guided hike.

About 10 am on November 7th. 80°F, much cooler under the shade of the trees.

on McCallum Trail

1 month ago

Best desert oasis I’ve seen in SoCal

Great hike along a San Andreas Fault line ridge with amazing views. Today the Goodyear Blimp floated by close enough to plainly read its Goodyear marking - not kidding!

Enjoyable. Crowded on front end because of entertainment value to young children but as the trails get further along its much more peaceful. The surroundings are beautiful with mountain ranges in all directions. Low elevation makes it more of a long stroll with little huffing and puffing.

1 month ago

Easy trail with beautiful scenery of the authentic palm trees. I never know palm trees looked that way without trim. Very cool. The desert oasis was also beautiful.

This was just the hike I needed today. Easy and educational but was able to lengthen it to a summit with a great view!

3 months ago

Beautiful, easy desert hike.

5 months ago


5 months ago

loved this

easy but worthwhile

Easy walk looks like Jurassic Park right when you start it. Highly recommend it(:

7 months ago

Closed until 6/22/18

Closed until 6/22/18!

Great hike. I came across rattle snake on south trail that drops into the Grove of Pushawalla Palms. Be very careful in warm weather as the Snakes are out. It's a great hike for cardio if you take the high route along the ridge. Beautiful view of the Coachella Valley. Early Spring flowers are an added bonus. Saw a couple horny toad lizards as well.

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