by Coachella Valley | January 19, 2020 6:09 am
The Pushawalla Palms Trail is located in the Coachella Valley Preserve which is located 10 miles east of Palm Springs near Thousand Palms.
It is a 20,000 acre site that is home to the Coachella Valley fringe-toed lizard, which is found nowhere else in the world. It is also home of the spectacular Thousand Palm Oasis which is fed by water seeping out of the San Andreas Fault. There are also several other palm oases, including the Paul Wilhelm Grove, Willis, Hidden Horseshoe, Pushawalla and Indian Palms oases.
The Pushawalla Palms Trail begins near the visitor center and follows the ridge of an uplifted earthquake fault past stunning views of the Coachella Valley down to a large palm grove, then returns via a scrub-covered wash. This hike is amazing to do in the late afternoon, when the sinking sun casts dramatic shadows over the desert and the San Bernardino Mountains. This is an easy-to-moderate hike with an elevation gain of about 300 feet. Outstanding Features: palm groves, desert and mountain views, Mission Creek earthquake fault.
At the end of the trail is Pushawalla Palms Oasis, which is located in a deep canyon carved into the Indio Hills. It is about a six mile round trip hike, so be sure to take plenty of water, some food, and wear proper shoes and clothing and follow these hiking tips.
If you are ready to experience some of the most beautiful hiking the Palm Springs area has to offer, grab your CamelBak, other Hydration Pack or Hydroflask and get out on the trail!
The information below posted by Hal Summers. You can follow Hal and his hiking experiences at https://hikeeveryday.blogspot.com
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