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    Dos Palmas Preserve

    Mecca, California

    Dos Palmas Preserve

    Dos Palmas Preserve Professional Guide

    Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

    "Consider a visit to the Salton Sea across Highway 111 or a drive along the Bradshaw Trail to round out your trip to this remote and fascinating corner of the desert. Backcountry Adventures: Southern California, by Massey and Wilson, is highly recommended for those considering the Bradshaw Trail or other 4WD excursions in the Inland Empire.

    Hike along the signed San Andreas Trail, which is lined with rocks and timbers. In 0.3 mile, cross an old dirt road and enter the oasis. The trail loops through junglelike grove, crosses a bridge over a creek, and emerges at the dirt road. Turn left and walk 0.1 mile northwest along the road until you reach the San Andreas Trail. Turn right and return to the trailhead. For a longer visit, you can also walk east past the gate and up the roads to Dos Palmas. The rancho is now closed, but the oasis is open to visitors on foot."

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    Trail Information

    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
    Trail Type
    Skill Level
    30 minutes
    BLM Palm Springs–South Coast Field Office jointly with the Center for Natural Lands Management
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    USGS Orocopia Canyon 7.5'
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