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Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail

74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Something I did with a couple of friends . It's about a 1 1/2 mile . It's pretty fun you just have to watch your step! Nice few when you get there also

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Twentynine Palms, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is my favorite trail in the desert to hike, year round, except for July and August. Unless you go at 4 in the morning, which I have done. Get here early anyway, as most tourists show up later in the day and it can get busy. Highlights: the awe it inspires knowing somebody made this trail with their hands,... More

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Briarcliff Manor, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The hike to the oasis is moderately difficult but the reward at the end is totally worth it. Amidst the rocks and cactus of the high desert is a real oasis filled with Palm trees. A real unique trip with a real unique reward.

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We hiked up on a sunny 19C (70F) New Years Day afternoon. It felt hot in the sun, but cool in the shade. The sun is low enough right now that between 1pm and 3pm there is a good mix of sun and shade along the trail. The walk to the oasis is uphill for the first half, and downhill... More

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Matsumoto, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Joshua Tree was a regular weekend get away for me in the seventys and eightys. Its been many years since I was there, and recently got to revisit. Joshua Tree is now a full fledged National Park. Fortynine Palms Oasis is a picture perfect example of a desert oasis. Finding the correct access road off highway 62 is maybe the... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Bottom line: This is an enjoyable hike through beautiful desert landscape. To appreciate it the most, you should pay heed to the time of day and year you go if you are sensitive to sun or heat. It took us a mere 5 minutes or so to get to the trailhead from 29 Palms. It's off of Canyon Drive with... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Went on a Friday afternoon. Passed maybe six people on my way up the trail. The path was well maintained, and I expected to see some amazing pond or creek at the end, but nada. Just a bunch of palm trees. I think there was a mosquito puddle between some rocks, but that's it. Not even a real place to... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Great hike a must do. We hiked with our two daughters who did a great job climbing but some find it strenuous.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Moderate trail with steps and upgrade. Not enough tome to go all the way to oasis but view from high point one mile in is spectacular.

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

This hike's trailhead is easy to get to (from the North side of the Park) and the trail is not overly strenuous. Probably even do-able for an interested 8 or 9 year old.The way in to the oasis is on a classic desert trail that is uphill for the first half and down hill for the second half which divides... More

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