Thousand Palms Oasis in the Coachella Valley Preserve

NOTICE: We have reopened the trails. Please tread gently and stay on the trails as the ground is still super saturated. Watch for slippery mud, rocks in the trails and damaged trails. Please be careful and respectful out there.
Parts of Smoke Tree Ranch Trail are still closed. 
Please do not go beyond any barricades. Doing so will not only put you at risk of injury but will hamper our efforts at repair. We are sorry for the inconvenience…but please blame Mother Nature.
All other trails are open.
Please we do not allow drones anywhere on the property.
Please, absolutely no large vehicles in the parking lot. See our guidelines here.
We do not have any dog-friendly trails. See our guidelines here.
For a list of guided hikes, see our guidelines here .
Hiking Groups and Tours larger than 15 must make a reservation. Starting in October 2019 this will be an absolute necessity, no exceptions.
Because of our parking issues, starting NEXT YEAR in December 2019 we will require reservations for the Holidays from December 21st through January 5th. More will be posted in the coming months. 

CALL 760-343-1234 for questions.

This delightful haven currently has no user fees, though donations are greatly appreciated.  Explore the Preserve and what it has to offer by visiting the pages on this website, then head over to the Oasis and be even more pleasantly surprised.

 On the northern side of the Coachella Valley, nestled in the Indio Hills, the Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve is the real oasis in the shadow of the old west. We are located just minutes from Palm Springs, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indio and other desert cities.

Enjoy some of the 30 miles of trails, picnic areas, cool oases and wildlife and wildflowers and take a walk into the past in our rustic Visitors’ Center, the Palm House, a palm log cabin built in the 1930’s. Participate in one of our guided hikesif you like.

Remember that your financial assistance is always welcome through your donation . Your support will be used to preserve the Palm House, keep the bathrooms stocked, eradicate invasive species and improve trail access.  Thank you for visiting us!

See our Preserve Informationand HoursPages for important information on Preserve Hours, parking and accessibility.

               Simone Pond at McCallum Grove





Take a hike with one of our expert naturalists.


Look for birds in a variety of habitats.


You might see birds, lizards, coyotes or a bobcat if you are very lucky.


We have several areas you can use.


Take a walk through history.