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Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail

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Address: 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA
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Amazing hike, stunning oasis

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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
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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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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192 helpful votes 192 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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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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