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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.

Enjoyed the hike. Only passed four people in a group walking the trail, saw two folks behind me. There were no dogs and the walk back is easy if you take the wash back. I would recommend it.

Good hike. Enjoyed it

10 days ago

It is a state nature preserve. So no dogs. This is a frequent miss on AllTrails. Should not show dog friendly or dogs on leash.

28 days ago

Contrary to the info provided, this area is NO DOGS ALLOWED!

Easy trail for single hiker or families. Sand but very manageable. The McCallum Grove and pond is cool looking and cool in temperature with so much shade. The pond holds the famous Desert Pup fish slithering around visible to even kids (in the shade). There are benches around the Grove for a rest and feeling the breeze. A sign describes the water life as you near, even mentioning the dreaded Crawfish that plays havoc on the ponds ecosystem.
Elevation change is nearly unnoticeable once away from the visitor center. The trail can even handle the three wheel strollers for little tikes. I went in January 2017 and the temperature was a slightly warm high 70's, except in the shade of the palms. It's free to hike, but the Preserve gladly takes donations. The beginning and end have an old cabin showing history of the Preserve and Oasis. Worth a walk and if it's too easy there are many other trails on the Preserve that are more challenging with great views.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike today and added the trip to the peak of Herman's Hike by crossing the wash and following the Herman's hike switchbacks to the summit. Ends up a 10.5 km hike.

walking
1 month ago

Like walking on soft beach sand, volunteer lady not very welcoming, cool vista point

on McCallum Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Nice and easy. Rewarded by a pretty reflection pond and many palms at the end of the trail

Totally packed and dogs are not allowed. There are signs everywhere that say no dogs.

Definitely not an easy trail and it is poorly marked.

Probably would just go there and back instead of the loop.

Need to stay out of creek bed, loose sand makes more difficult

hiking
4 months ago

Good for beginners. Our and back, Visitors Center is informative and worth some time.

This is a large family friendly hike. We have 5 children under 10, and we all enjoy the trail.

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

10 months ago

Easy walk. Nice views.

hiking
10 months ago

Great change of scenery.

hiking
10 months ago

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

Don't get lost

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