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Address: 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA
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Experience an Oasis.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Kip P
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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Ellensburg, Wa
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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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West Coast USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great hike. Had never done a desert hike before. It is listed as moderately strenuous on the Joshua Tree National Park web site. We were fortunate to hit an overcast day with temperatures in the high 60's to low 70's. It would be a lot harder if it were hot. We'd require a lot more water if it were hot.... More 

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This hike is so beautiful.there are alot of ups and downs and it's not easy but it's quick. It only took us two hours at a moderate pace. You can also run it. Bring a walking stick.

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Loveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We saw quail, jack rabbits, enjoyed cool, clear air and the fragrant palms. I know this short walk hardly qualifies as a hike, but it is a beauty. And the interpretive signs are very good.

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Plymouth, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Just ca 360 ft elevation gain inbound, 300 return, well maintained trail, 3 miles round trip Located off 29 Palms Hwy a few miles West of town center

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