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Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail

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Address: 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA
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3 mile hike

This is a lovely easy, well marked, 1.5 mile there and back hike. Great views. There was no water at the oasis when we visited but it's a stunning peaceful walk.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Fionnuala Q
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a lovely easy, well marked, 1.5 mile there and back hike. Great views. There was no water at the oasis when we visited but it's a stunning peaceful walk.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this trail at the end before heading back to the civilised world. And it was a great finale. The trail is up the rocky hills and quite manageable. And then, when half-way you see some huge palm trees sticking out between the rocks and cacti. Once arriving there the heat and dryness is gone. It's as if you're... More 

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Thank Björn K
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unlike many walks in the park, this walk does have a little elevation, about 90 vertical metres (295 feet), so there is a little work to be done, but it is worth it. the entrance is on the north side of the park and the trail starts a gentle climb right from the car park. There are great views out... More 

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Thank Anthony S
Manzanita, Oregon
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a fantastic trail, not very hard or long, but covers wonderful areas of cactus, desert, and palms. A tortoise came out and slowly munched on flowers while we took close up photos. (using a zoom lens) They say you're very lucky to see a tortoise, and we were lucky to take this trail!

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Yucca Valley, California
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109 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Although I have only hiked this trail twice, I have only seen a half dozen people each time on the trail. The seasons to hike would definitely make a difference in the enjoyment. If warm weather (or hot), this trail would not be as nice. There is a parking lot for a dozen cars, an outdoor restroom, but no water... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This trail was outside the Joshua tree visitor center which had great displays and education about native critters and vegetation? As a woman slightly limited in mobility i was greatful this path was so level and well kept with benches scattered to stop and listen or rest. It is truly an oasis in the midst of modern streets and houses.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Moderate 3.5 mile hike to a set of palm trees at the end of the trail. It's an in and back trail. Sadly, one of the better hiking trails in Joshua Tree. I guess I was expecting more. Nonetheless, I felt tired and somewhat satisfied at the end of this hike.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I haven't hiked this trail in a while, so check for more current reviews, but, I really like this trail. I didn't find it too difficult, and I'm a leisure hiker. You go up and down some pretty hills, and then you get to the oasis. I like to imagine (because Of Course I'm carrying my own water!) getting to... More 

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Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
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121 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Visitors are treated to a guided tour by one of the Park Rangers. The tours are run periodically throughout the day, are free of charge and highly informative.

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1 Thank Colin J
Twentynine Palms, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Trail closed July 15 until rain restores Park water holes. Big Horn Sheep are using the trail to access the oasis pond. When open this is a nice but strenuous hike. Around 3 miles to the Oasis. Not for out-of-shape or elderly people. Great views of the basin and the oasis is nice to see. In summer early morning is... More 

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