49 Palms Oasis is a 3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Twentynine Palms, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from October until May.
Not a super pretty hike, but not bad either. Great trail for some exercise.
Real shame it's so crowded now. Used to live on Canyon Rd, hiked up there all the time when very few knew about it. Not too rigorous a hike. Our Irish Setter thoroughly enjoyed it. But, that was all back in 1975 too!
Loved this hike. Getting up over the mountain was a little difficult. Make sure to bring water. The end at the palm trees was a great reward. The trees were agreat resting spot. There is no cover along the route so wear a hat. The hike was less than 3 miles out and back.
Well established trail with very high use except during extreme summer heat. Though it's described as easy, I'd say it's actually moderate for those who smoke or rarely hike or those in poor condition because there's a bit more climbing than they usually like. Don't get me wrong, it's easy for regular hikers no doubt. The trail is undulating in many places and does climb quite a bit overall but coming down is easy. This trail is also highly used and as such it's noisy and crowded more than I like. One goes to an oasis in the desert to sit quietly and patiently watching for wildlife coming to sip the life saving waters. I've never got to see anything more than birds or lizards with all the cacophony from inexperienced visitors while at the oasis. The exception is when I visit in the heat of the summer when rarely anyone else goes, and I can sit quietly and occasionally see four legged desert dwellers:-)
Great hike through the desert hills to a fascinating palm oasis. Lots of cacti and desert critters. It get's hot quickly.
Gorgeous varied hike. Can be strenuous at parts on uphills but not too bad. We did it with kids. Bring water, and be prepared for beautiful views and the awesome first glimpse of the oasis from afar. Really unique hike. The rocky landscape is stunningly beautiful. We hiked down at sunset, which was lovely. There was water in the oasis.
Not too hard. Took my mom there today and we had a great time seeing the oasis.
This is one of my favorite hike in JTNP. It is pretty short, fairly strenuous, but nothing too bad. But the best part is that being one of the few water sources in the park, the wildlife viewing is usually pretty strong. Our last time there we saw a small group of big horn sheep (see photos), including a ram. Keep your eyes peeled on the surrounding hills near the oasis.
Hiked this with my husband and two boys, ages 5 and 4. I carried our 4yo most of the way up but our 5yo did it all by himself. we enjoyed the scenery, and you can't beat the views. The oasis was very cool. It was a great location for our lunch. There is a steep section of the trail that's uphill on the way back, but otherwise I would even call it relaxing.
Great hiking to the Oasis. We were a group of 17, with ages ranging from 4 to 45. Great experience.
This trail is probably my most favorite in San Diego County. We saw big horned sheep high on the ridge line. The gem at the end of the trail is worth the hike.
This hike completely snuck up on me and surprised me as I did not read the description carefully and had no idea about the Palm Tree oasis at the end of trail. That fact alone made this hike fantastic. The adorable pink cacti dotting the landscape was the other highlight of the trail. No shade - wear sunscreen, hat, sunglasses.
i often bring my marines out here for a good pt session
This was a very pleasant hike and it leads to a hidden and secluded oasis. You'll see a few dozen fan palm trees.. The Lost Palms Oasis hike begins at Cottonwood Spring, 6 miles inside the southern park boundary. We did this hike in the spring and it was like paradise... thumbs up... 5 STAR!!!!
I did this immediately after doing the Boy Scout and Indian Cove trails. So, I was a bit tired but figured since I was in the area and it was only three miles, I could do it. It was about 3:30 by the time I got to the parking lot. The lot was about three fourths full, which was a turn off.
The trail is pretty moderate. I passed lots of families with small kids, even a grand mother who was hiking with a helmet and hiking sticks, but this isn't a hike for folks who might loose their balance.
There are two pay offs to this hike.
The first is the Oasis itself. Pretty once you get there. There is even a view of the Mojave Desert Preserve.
The second payoff is doing this hike later in the day close to sunset. I left the Oasis as soon as the sun passed the ridge. By the time I got to the ridge overlooking Twenty Nine Palms itself, sunset was in full mode, the colors of the sky were amazing pastel pinks, corals, yellows and blues. Bring a flash light in case you stay longer to take in the views.