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Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail

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Address: 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA
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Pot of Gold is right!

I saw one reviewer liken this hike to searching for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. So true! The first glimpse of the palms was breathtaking. The hike is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I saw one reviewer liken this hike to searching for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. So true! The first glimpse of the palms was breathtaking. The hike is comfortable, especially if it is not too hot. Bring water and take a little time to enjoy it in the shade of the palms before starting the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Had a good time hiking this trail. It's only a mile in a half out and then the return trip. Elevation isn't bad at all. Unfortunately there was only a small puddle of water at the oasis, but the view of the oasis surrounded by nothing but dirt boulders and cacti made for a great site to see.

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Twentynine Palms, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It's like hiking to find the pot of gold. You can't see your destination at first, but before to long you'll see the oasis off in the distance. A great hike, with a beautiful view at the end. The only thing that I didn't like was how short it was. About 3 miles there and back.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

What a great stop this was. It is a nice hike a mile and half to the Oasis (1.5 miles back too) It was educational and really made you appreciate Mother Nature for her beauty and what she is capable of.

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Oasis at the end of the hike has very little/no water in summer. May not be worth the 3 mile hike, especially because it isn't a loop - you hike up 1.5 miles and then back the same path.

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Take a trip through an Oasis. Learn how an Oasis is formed and how the water gets into the desert. The easy trail is filled with information. We enjoyed the experience and learned a lot.

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NY's Finger Lakes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A somewhat out of the way trailhead makes this a less visited spot. This is a classic desert hike up a ridge and down to a beautiful oasis. Appropriate for all ages and abilities, just remember the desert hiking basics. Water, water and water

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We really enjoyed this hike. I can see where some of the reviewers were disappointed in the amount of water in the oasis. I was expecting a bit more, but if you climb over some rocks and get a view of the second stand of palm trees, you should be able to see some water. You can't really get down... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This well marked trail climbs a ridge to an oasis of palms, perhaps 49 but I didn't count them. The trail peters out near the oasis which is surrounded by boulders. At this time of year the wildflowers and some cacti are in flower. There is little in the way of shade on the trail.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The hike is steep: up and down, up and down, but worth it. The oasis has lovely birds. Barrel cactus on the way.

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Address: Address: 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Twentynine Palms

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