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Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, Morongo Valley
(4.6/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
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  • This preserve is a very nice desert hike. There are short easy trails (on a boardwalk) that take 30 minutes, as well as longer trails (the longest being the 8 mile hike up the canyon). Please do walk ...  more »
  • This preserve is a gem and FREE! (We left a donation each day because the place is so wonderful.) There are many, many trails. Some shady, some sunny - your choice. We saw deer, and a variety of birds...  more »
  • If you want to go to a great birding place for southwestern bird specialties. Go to the Big Morongo Preserve. It was awesome. The camp host has quite a few feeders and so we were able to see many humm...  more »
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  • 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