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This is the place that you must stop and experience. You can just do a short walk all on boardwalk planking through the marshland. If you're up to it there are several other more adventures hikes. The... more »
We hiked all of the shorter trails in less than 2 hours. If you have 5 hours, try the canyon hike. We walked midday in December, so we did not see much wildlife -- just some birds and lizards. Still, ... more »
We made the 30+ minute drive from Palm Desert to BMCR for a guided group bird walk. The canyon is 2000 feet above the valley floor and is very impressive. We spent a little more than two hours on the ... more »
We hiked about three and a half miles out along Canyon Trail - and then back the way we came. A really fantastic hike - we only saw two other groups the whole time we were out there. The path is mainly a sandy road/trail running alongside what would in the Spring presumably be a river or stream. Saw quite a few birds - and three deer right at the end from the parking lot - but the main thing was how blissfully isolated we felt out on the trail. I could do it again tomorrow...
Nice park, surprisingly green for the general area. We went for a loop hike through the hills (handy maps and signage along the way), neat to see the varied vegetation along the way. Definitely worth a visit.
Wow my favorite so far. So many trails and different scenery. I saw 2 deer when I went. So majestic and so worth it. Great hike.
We loved this peaceful and beautiful oasis in Yucca Valley. You'd never expect to find a place like this in the middle of the desert especially just a few miles from Joshua Tree. Free parking and entrance. The icing on the cake was being greeted by a few deers on our walk. This is one place not to be missed.
A lovely getaway, hidden in Morongo Valley. Due to a high water table, it is a bit of an oasis in the desert. Also a great birders spot.
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