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Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail

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Address: 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA
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A Hike With Rugged, Desolate Beauty

This is a good-length hike; it is not too long, or too short. Make sure you start early; even in early June, temperatures soar. As with any desert hike, take water. I enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Loveland, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is educational to see a spring in the middle of a desert and there were some beautiful plants. If you are already there it is a lot of fun to see this place but I would not drive a long distance just to see this.From the parking spot to the Oasis was a short walk. It is a very... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good-length hike; it is not too long, or too short. Make sure you start early; even in early June, temperatures soar. As with any desert hike, take water. I enjoyed the hike to and from the oasis as much as the oasis itself. Don't picture a deep, crystal clear oasis from an Aladdin cartoon; it's small, mosquito... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

June is very hot so I got up early and started my hike at 5:30 a.m. Should have started even sooner. I was rewarded with seeing three Dessert Big Horn Sheep at the oasis and found a Chuckwalla Lizzard on the way back down. At a steady pace the hike takes about an hour in and an an hour out.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

I did this hike in the morning, my plan originally was to go to Boys Scout Train which is eight miles each way.I was planning may be go half way and return, But the weather prediction was more than 100 degree F, so I decided not to do that trail. At ranger's advice, I went for this one. This trail... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Not too many oasises in North America so it is a treat to visit one. The walk starts with a climb which provides a view of Twentynine Palms before dropping into the valley where the oasis is located. Nice and lush there with lots of birds. Didn't see any mountain sheep. Lots of Barrel cactus along the way too. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Nicely design with a lot of information about history and geology. a few benches in nice places to sit and listen birds.

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Bakersfield, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

This was such a great hike. It's just under three miles out and back hike. There's a restroom at the trail head. Make sure you take a hat and plenty of water. The hike over the hill is a little difficult but then of course you get the down slope going to the Oasis. Once there it's a lush shaded... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

A short visit can be had to see a palm forest in the middle of the desert. The trees that look "clean" with no "skirt" are over 100 years old. There is a homesteaders house that is now the tourist information center that was constructed from all parts of palm trees and is still in very good condition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Amazing! Perfect length of hike. But go early as it gets hot and take a lot of water as it is dry. At the end of the trail is an cluster of palm trees which when you get there, you feel like you have reached a secret oasis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

This little trail is a wonderful introduction to the wildlife and things you will see inside the park. It is well maintained and easy to walk for any ability.

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