Explore the most popular wild flowers trails near Thousand Palms with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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.

Easy walk. Absolutely recommend! Minimal effort for maximum return! We went on a day where it was 104 degrees and the palm trees provided excellent shade.

Went down to the pond at the end of the McCallum Trail to check out the area and see if we could locate the Great Horned Owls nesting there. Found the pond but not the owls. Very cool area though. Kaitlin, Chip, Donna didn't want to join me on the Moon Country loop so I started down that way alone (:--( thinking it was a quick wrap-around trail. It just keep going and going so, not having a map, I reluctantly turned around so as not to keep my peeps waiting in the parking lot. I was soooo close to the loop-back too. Did I mention you're hiking on and around the world famous San Andreas Fault. Yea, do this trek!

This is a must see if you are in coachella valley!!! Easy walk for almost anyone. Gorgeous tall palm forest in the middle of a dessert. Educated volunteers who were very accommodating but they close promptly at 4:30. Very cool. Highly recommend

Good hike. Enjoyed it

It's more desolate than the west side of the valley, so not as beautiful IMO, but still a nice hike. Signage started out great, then not so good anymore. Fortunately, it's in an old riverbed much of the way, so it's hard to go too wrong. Wanted to hike on the rim trail, but wasn't sure whether it would take me to Pushwalla Palms (it does, I'm told). When I continued out from Pushwalla Palms, I got quite turned around. (In the words of Daniel Boone, "I've never been lost, but I've been a might bewildered a few times.) Made it back to the Palms okay, but I was a bit concerned, because I usually have a very good sense of direction. All in all, I had a fine time.

Lits of good hiking here, with many isolate fan palm oases. Iconic Palm Springs scenery.

Great hike. Stretch of trail along the ridge is quite exciting.

We enjoyed the unexpected sites we experienced on this hike. only a few minutes away from my in-laws house, we thought we'd feel like we were hiking through their backyard. it was a pleasant surprise to hear absolutely nothing just a few steps into the hike. Just 30 minutes into our adventure at 2:30 in the afternoon, we heard a pack of howling coyotes. You start the hike in the bottom of a dry riverbed which I believe is part of the San Andreas fault. You can choose to continue on the valley floor or go up a ridge line. We went up. Challenging incline for just a bit but obviously worth the climb. Views of Coachella Valley on one side, faultline, Palms, oasis, mountains and silence on the other. Will definitely do this again!

Good hike. Beautiful views on the upper trail. Interesting rusted truck frame in the wash heading down into the Pushwalla Grove. More water there than I expected. The upper trail on the ridge is strenuous to some degree, but the 360° views are outstanding.
The turnaround and return hike is much easier, as you pass Horseshoe Palms.
Worth the time. Take water. Enjoy

great trail. I am a local. definitely one of the better treks in valley...

Wonderful place! Stopped by this past Saturday (12.23.2017) first time! Clean and easy hike. Great for kids. Lovely scenery. Will stop by again!

The trail was well marked the first 1.5miles if you are going clockwise. After that it’s poorly marked and not well traveled in some areas because you are running/hiking in a dried riverbed. All of the ridge running is well traveled and easy to follow and the palms’ untouched beauty is a pretty special sight.

Definitely not an easy trail and it is poorly marked.

Well marked trail with many view points. Great views of a good sized Palm grove

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

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

Fun trail. Great views. I took this trail years ago and they’ve made some good changes.

This was an incredible and fun place to hike. Simple well marked trails and some incredibly unexpected sights. It was an incredible place, bring some cash for a donation for parking.

Definitely NOT dog-friendly. Saw at least 4 NO DOGS ALLOWED signs before checking with the docents. Hope the site moderators update this quickly as dog-friendly is our major filter for finding trails. Should have taken a picture for you but thought of it too late! Looked like a great place to hike so still giving it 4 stars but we could not experience it first paw!

hiking
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

What a super place to wander. There are so many different trails with different vistas. Highly recommend going early (opens at 6am) during the summer & bring lots of water (I finished 100oz on a 6 mile hike). Not many places one can see a palm oasis, a pond, cross the San Andreas fault, & wander through the wash canyons all on the same hike. This Preserve is a neat place to check out.

walking
Friday, April 21, 2017

amazing spot to check out. if you walk over to the pond bring water as the trail has no shade and is a bit further then it looks. we were here in the afternoon and it was so hot. try to do this in the morning

Not difficult. Can be a little dusty. You can park at trailhead which is a little before the visitor center. Trail is well marked and views from top of the hill are nice.

Easy for the kids and lots to see. Had a great time.

Don't get lost

Fun hike. Moderate w a bit of incline. Tons of beautiful wildflowers out!

Pretty steep climb to start but worth it! The path is very well groomed and marked - OUTSTANDING views. The desert is in bloom, bursting with the smells and beauty of various yellow, white, purple & green. Even the odd Barrel Cactus has pretty flowers extended. HIGHLY recommended but take lots of water - shade is hard to find in the AM past noon.

Great weather when we went and we went through so many different sections of different flowers. It was even fun to off-road it and not have to worry about getting too lost. Would definitely do it again!

We started hiking at 6:30am and reached the Palm Oasis at a perfect time in great soft morning light. It was so quiet and we enjoyed listening to the chirping of the birds.

hiking
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Great hike. Awesome views. We were the only ones on a Saturday morning. My 8yr old and 11yr old had no problem with this hike and we enjoyed it very much.

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