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Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, Morongo Valley

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  • For bird lovers and those who enjoy nature, this is a hidden gem.Saunter along a boarwalk, head down a trail, or hike nine miles into into the canyon. The area is pristine, the birds are plentiful, an...  more »
  • We read that there was to be an escorted bird walk in the Park so we showed up at 0800 along with more that 30 other interested birders. The volunteer guide, Larry Rosen, along with several other volu...  more »
  • We enjoyed a pleasant hike, some shade, and some good birding at this small preserve that is en route from the Palm Springs area to Joshua Tree National Park. It had a nice visitor contact station, bi...  more »
  • Love this jewel of the desert. A true oasis! Do not use the google directions from site. You must put address into google maps. 11055 East Dr. Morongo valley Ca. A lovely hiking area. Paths for all levels of hikers!
  • Just a beautiful , Lush forest in the middle of the desert. What could be more exciting? Great for walking regardless of how sure footed you are.
  • Awesome place to visit. So quite and peaceful with the occasional bear sighting aha
  • Great place for birding and offers a good variety of trails.
  • Great highking spot and nature watching