NOTICE: Some of the Preserve Trails are still closed due to rain damage. Willis Palms, Indian Palms trails are open. Please stay off of Pushawalla: walking here is still dangerous and you will damage the trails further. We understand Hidden Palms is somewhat passable, although boulders are strewn across the paths. Please access with caution.
The Thousand Palms Oasis is open to a limited extent. We have been able to open parts of the Smoke Tree Ranch Trail and the trail up to the top of Squaw Hill.
THE TRAIL TO McCALLUM GROVE and SIMONE POND IS STILL CLOSED.
Please do not go beyond any blockades. Doing so will not only put you at risk of injury but will also hamper our efforts at repair.
PLEASE BE PATIENT. WE ARE WORKING AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN.
CALL AHEAD BEFORE PLANNING A VISIT TO FIND OUT WHETHER WE ARE ACCESSIBLE AND OPEN. 760-343-1234
Thousand Palms Oasis in the Coachella Valley Preserve
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!
WHAT TO EXPECT
TAKE A GUIDED HIKE
Take a hike with one of our expert naturalists.
TAKE A BIRD WALK
Look for birds in a variety of habitats.
LOOK FOR WILDLIFE
You might see birds, lizards, coyotes or a bobcat if you are very lucky.
HAVE A PICNIC
We have several areas you can use.
VISIT OUR PICTURESQUE VISITORS’ CENTER
Take a walk through history.