A photo of Pat holding some native brush


Nature Walks

You are invited on a walking tour of the oasis to experience firsthand its geology and natural history. You meet in the library where Pat Flanagan, our naturalist, begins with aerial images and maps to locate us (we are visible from space) before strolling the grounds to learn about the palm oasis and desert plants and animals. The history of the Serrano and Chemehuevi Indians who lived here, the pond and garden are all part of the story.

There is no charge for the naturalist walking tour.

Nature Walk Details


Sign up when checking in or if you are a visitor or member of the community please call the day before to sign up.


Guests of the 29 Palms Inn; visitors in the area; and community members


Saturday & Sunday (occasionally Pat is out of town so be sure to check the schedule at the desk). During the week, if you are interested in a naturalist tour please call to check scheduling and availability. 760-367-3505


8:30am to 10:00 am (can vary depending on the interests of the group)


8:30am in the Library/Hotel Front Desk