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Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, Morongo Valley

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Scenic Drive
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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!
  • Beautiful place with awesome trails. Don't trust Google for navigation to this place or you will get lost. If you call the number for this place they will tell you how to get there.
  • A really nice park. Everything is made with so much love. The ways are signed very clear and point you to a lot of interesting facts. At the entrance they show you the animals of the park and we saw a lot of birds and lizards. I also liked a lot that you can increase or decrease the walking distance while you walk. This makes it easier to react to your kids. Even though it's just short hikes, you see a lot of different areas: desert, nice views and a pond. So we ended up with the longest version of the hike :-) We had a lot of fun in the preserve. I can highly recommend it.
  • This place was amazing a marsh in the middle of the desert. There is great hiking trails. Great bird watching. And plenty of shade.
  • Pretty area