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Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail

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Address: 74485 National Park Drive, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
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Worth a hot jaunt to rest on rocks beneath palm trees.

As with most hikes throughout the National Monument, there is very little shade on this trail. As the name of the trail implies, there is certainly a palm tree oasis to look... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

As with most hikes throughout the National Monument, there is very little shade on this trail. As the name of the trail implies, there is certainly a palm tree oasis to look forward to at then end of a relatively short hike. Even though you'll be able to enjoy solitude in the cool isolated area at the end of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is perhaps the only hike through the Joshua Tree park that doesn't require you to drive into the park. That means it costs you nothing. It's right off the highway, so if you have limited time, save yourself 30-45 minutes and choose this, over driving into the park, paying a daily rate (or buying a year-long pass you'll never... More 

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Twentynine Palms, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is a good place for hiking and a picnic, the view from the trails of the valley below is spectacular, you won't be disappointed. Make sure you take plenty of water while hiking

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 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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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 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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