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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.

Did this hike and Hermann's hike together in March with the wild flowers. LOVED IT - only draw back is the hike back along the road. Best is to drive 2 cars.

Absolutely Gorgeous with the wild flowers of March

hiking
2 months ago

Easy walk. Nice views.

hiking
2 months ago

Great change of scenery.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome and fun trail. Make sure to see the pond and river. It's beautiful up there.

3 months ago

Don't get lost

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail through amazing palm trees then easy walk to beautiful pond. Great hike for kids as well as adults

hiking
3 months ago

Best at the beginning of March when all the wild flowers are blooming

4 months ago

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.