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Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail

Address: 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA
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manchester, uk
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54 reviews 54 reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was our best hike in Joshua Tree. Worth going early - we were there for the gate being unlocked at 7 and had the place to ourselves, with clear air and fantastic light. A herd of bighorn sheep crossed the trail in front of us halfway up, and a quail family were in the bushes when we arrived. A... More

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Agoura Hills, California
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We hiked this mid morning and had a great time. The 3 mile roundtrip hike was a great workout. The trail is well maintained, has great views of 29 Palms and whole valley and the oasis is beautiful and relaxing. The trail wasn't very crowded - we only saw a few people on the trail in the 3 hours we... More

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Canada
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636 reviews 636 reviews
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476 helpful votes 476 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great hike back to the oasis over a ridge, trail reasonably well marked, stairs, well maintained. Beautiful cacti and oasis unique. I would start early to avoid the heat, and fewer people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

It was a beautiful day for the hike. The trail was just right in terms of steepness and length. It took us about 40 minutes going to the oasis and 35 minutes coming back at a leisurely pace. Be sure to wear good hiking shoes; the trail does have places with loose gravel and dirt. All in all a fun... More

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West Sand Lake, New York, United States
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187 reviews 187 reviews
49 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This 1.5 mile hike was a lot of fun and, of course, the oasis rewards you at the end. Leave yourself at least 2.5 hours round trip, more if you take a lot of photos along the way or spend time for lunch or a snack at the oasis. This is considered a moderate to strenuous hike - but I... More

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Estes Park, Colorado
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183 reviews 183 reviews
97 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I only did the short hikes in Joshua Tree (<3 miles) and this one was my favorite. There were less people around and the views on the way up of the 29 Palms Oasis town below were great. It wasn't a hot day, so I lucked out, but I bet this trail would be blistering in the summer because there... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Something I did with a couple of friends . It's about a 1 1/2 mile . It's pretty fun you just have to watch your step! Nice few when you get there also

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Twentynine Palms, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is my favorite trail in the desert to hike, year round, except for July and August. Unless you go at 4 in the morning, which I have done. Get here early anyway, as most tourists show up later in the day and it can get busy. Highlights: the awe it inspires knowing somebody made this trail with their hands,... More

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Briarcliff Manor, NY
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126 reviews 126 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The hike to the oasis is moderately difficult but the reward at the end is totally worth it. Amidst the rocks and cactus of the high desert is a real oasis filled with Palm trees. A real unique trip with a real unique reward.

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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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