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Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail

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Address: 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA
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There really is an Oasis in the Desert

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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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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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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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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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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