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Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail

74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA
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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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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

The Fourtynine Palms Oasis trail the oasis was definitely the #1 highlight of our Joshua Tree National Park trip. The hike is moderate and although only 3 miles roundtrip, be very careful on when you go. We started at 9am in July, and there were about 4 other cars in the parking lot. The others who were hiking this trail... More

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Blackpool, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Very easy to follow trail and not too strenuous. Was very hot and glad we had plenty of water and I had a large sunhat. Just as we arrived at the palms a coyote was standing on a rock just watching us as we approached then he walked away. It was amazing to see wildlife so close. We didn't see... More

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Cameron Park, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

This hike is not difficult and has some great views of Twentynine Palms area, lots of desert blooming plants in the spring. The oasis area is a good place to rest, cool down and have a snack. Water level at oasis varies with season and amount of rain received. Carry lots of water with you for this hike.

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