Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve in the Coachella Valley Preserve System
Managed by the Center for Natural Lands Management
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Trail Use Guidelines

Please don't:

  • Light campfires or light up a cigarette
  • Bring your pet (dogs, cats, birds, turtles or any other)
  • Collect anything including rocks, flowers or plants
  • Stray off marked trails ... open desert hiking is not allowed
  • Bring your mountain bike or any other vehicle, motorized or not
  • Leave anything behind, including abandoned pets or geocaches
  • Swim or wade in any of the ponds or creeks
  • Walk up onto any of the sand dunes - The Vista Point/Moon Country trail skirts the sand dunes so try that trail instead

Please do:

  • Enjoy a picnic on one or our picnic tables under the palms, at the Tamarisk Grove along McCallum/Moon Country Trail or on the benches up at McCallum Grove - There is also a picnic table at Pushwalla
  • Hike on one of our many hiking trails
  • Collect photographs of our scenery, plants and wildlife
  • Bring your horse on one of the approved equestrian trails - There are three equestrian trails (please, no horses in any of the oases)
  • Visit our Visitor's Center
  • Enjoy an after-hours hike on Pushwalla, Hidden Palms, Indian Palms or Willis (McCallum and the Thousand Palms Oasis are closed once the gate is shut)
  • Enjoy birdwatching
  • Check out our geology and look for fault features of the San Andreas Fault
  • Watch for a variety of reptiles and mammals

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