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Great hike

We did this hike this past week. Loved it. It took us four hours but well worth it. Seeing the... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Longmont, Colorado
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A great hike

It took my wife and I 1 hr and 20 minutes to get to the oasis. It was a great hike with great... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Adelaide, Australia
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Canyon Rd, Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We did this hike this past week. Loved it. It took us four hours but well worth it. Seeing the palm oasis at the end was incredible. We got on the trail at 8:30. I would recommend 7:00 am. It was getting pretty warm when...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

It took my wife and I 1 hr and 20 minutes to get to the oasis. It was a great hike with great scenery. The oasis was a great place to sit and relax while taking in the views with a cold water and snack....More

1  Thank Dieter_Sch_13
Reviewed 11 April 2018

This is a relatively easy hike with a definite payoff at the end. It's three miles out and back with a moderate level of up and down, 350 feet gain out and 300 back according to the park service. We did the hike in early...More

Thank SunnysideDon
Reviewed 1 April 2018

This was our first hike in the JTNP area and it was an amazing introduction into the landscape. We thoroughly enjoyed the views on the way in and the oasis provided great shaded relief. Wonderful way to stretch legs after a day in the car!

Thank goldfishcastle
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Interesting barren rocky landscape leading to - what else - 49 palm trees or so around a small waterhole and creek. It's fine but maybe there is a more interesting a lush oasis in the park.

Thank dayjeffreya
Reviewed 20 February 2018

If you are only going to hike 3 trails in J Tree, make this one of the three. It is an out an back trail, easy to follow and moderate in difficulty. It is not strenuous. Virtually all the trails in the park are short,...More

1  Thank Roger E
Reviewed 19 February 2018

One of the better hikes. Gives good overview of the park and not croweded. There is (as for the rest of the park) very little shade so be prepared with water etc.

1  Thank THN_DK
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

A great 3 mike hike with a wide range of wild life and plants to experience. From cactus to palm trees this naturally rich experience is not to be missed. Please love the nature and stay out of the oasis. People are guests and we...More

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 9 February 2018

49 Palms Oasis Trail is a 3 mi/4.8 km roundtrip trail to a desert oasis with palm trees. The moderately-rated trail consists of 350 ft elevation gain and 300 ft elevation drop to the 49 Palms Canyon. There is a large parking lot at the...More

Thank pingaroo
Reviewed 8 February 2018

If you're short on time but want to combine a medium level hike with the natural beauty of JTNP then 49 Palms is perfect. I went in late January 2018 and the temps were in the mid- 70's which was perfect. Total time in and...More

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26 March 2017|
Response from Marty R | Reviewed this property |
At best you could see it from a distance. The oasis is at the end of the trail in, up a good grade and then down a grade. It is not a "walk", it could be difficult for some.
14 January 2016|
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Response from Marshall D | Reviewed this property |
Given recent rains the oasis pond should have ample water. The air is clear, temperature is perfect for hiking (if the wind stays down). I live here so I walk everyday. I love the solitude in winter - but it is lonely... More