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Address: 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA
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steep

The hike is steep: up and down, up and down, but worth it. The oasis has lovely birds. Barrel cactus on the way.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Ellensburg, Wa
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Ellensburg, Wa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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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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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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14 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Menlo Park, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The trail is nice as it gradually rises. There is a view of the town of 29 Palms and the desert beyond. At the end of the trail, you will hit the 49 Palms Oasis, which is nice. I did this hike in the morning after checking out of my motel and on the way out of town. It's a... More 

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San Diego, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Well maintained trail and ample parking. If you only have a couple of hours but want to see some great scenery and a very cool oasis in the desert, this is the perfect hike. Some elevation and climbing so not for small children (my typical 8 year old managed just fine).

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manchester, uk
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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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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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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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