The Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve
The Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve is an 880-acre habitat of palm trees that makes up a portion of the 20,000-acre Coachella Valley Preserve. Thousand Palms is a unique desert landscape along the Indo Hills on the northern side of the Coachella Valley. The park’s habitats are influenced by historic activity along the San Andreas Fault line.
Thousand Palms Oasis features 30 miles of trails, picnic areas, and the Palm House visitor center. The nature preserve has hikes for all levels, varying in distance from less than a half mile to over 7 miles long. This park is home to one of the largest groves of desert fan palms in California, containing some trees that are an estimated 150 years old.