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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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Nice Hike - Gold Mine, Creekbed, Nice Views, Moderate Grade

We took a mid-afternoon hike here in October - it was hot and the sun was intense, but hey - its a desert this is not unexpected! We took the loop around the old gold mine. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took a mid-afternoon hike here in October - it was hot and the sun was intense, but hey - its a desert this is not unexpected! We took the loop around the old gold mine. The view from just before the gold mine is great, you can really survey your progress. I recommend taking the steep uphill heading north... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to find the start of the trail,and parking also. Beautiful,from start to finish.2+ hours for us,walking quite briskly. A true and lovely Oasis at the end/half way point( don't forget you have to get back to the car! Recommended

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Start this hike as early as you can. The oasis might be shady and cool but the hike in, then out, is dry, hot and for the most part barren. I enjoyed the hike and the views. The oasis itself is the highlight and it's really worth seeing. In mid May we started this hike at 7am, made it to... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park on the way to the city of Twenty Nine Palms is this great hike. About 1.5 miles each way, this climbs about 700 feet and gives you a panoramic view of the valley floor as well as the mountain and desert terrain. The oasis is intact and has about two dozen palms with a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a moderately-strenuous hike. Total round-trip distance is 3 miles, and round-trip elevation gain is 600'. I underestimated the difficulty of this hike, thinking it would be easy, but the elevation gain moves it into the ranks of moderate. Note that the oasis is for day use only (so that the bighorn sheep and other critters can have access... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I will not review all the places I visited and saw in JT, but this was the longest hike with the most rewarding destination. You really feel in the middle of the desert. Arriving at the oasis is magical. When I arrived I was the only visitor and could truly enjoy all these majectic palm trees. Highly recommended!

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Napa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

You hike along the highway side of Josh for some time before dropping down. It's not a long hike but was mores strenuous than I thought. You will love it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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 24 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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