Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail

MODERATE 68 reviews
#5 of 56 trails in

Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail is a 3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Twentynine Palms, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from October until June.

3.0 miles 679 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

hiking
3 days ago

A wonderful hike, but longer than advertised. NPS literature claims the trail is about 3 miles long, but our tracker placed the length at well over 4 miles. NPS also says the trail is moderately challenging, but for some the stairs will be quite challenging.

A generous population of barrel cacti reside along this trail and they shine bright red in the sun - great picture opportunities. I've seen desert tortoises - two different times - on this trail.

Best to do this trail very early in the morning when both the heat and the tourists won't be so overwhelming.

The oasis at the end is a cool wonder. Sadly, some idiots have carved their names in the bark of the palm trees. It was much worse several years ago, and some of that graffiti is no longer visible, but what is left is very annoying. Always report vandalism.

hiking
4 days ago

Constantly losing and gaining altitude makes this an awesome workout. In the end you're rewarded with a real oasis in the desert. A unique experience for me. My wife and I really loved it.

hiking
4 days ago

trail running
8 days ago

It's beautiful

14 days ago

we loved it. if you like to climb a little you can always find your own way around. the oasis is visible from far.

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2 months ago

Fun! But very crowded.

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Nice hike. Enjoyed the views and the rock formations.

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2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great moderate trail with a strenuous final stretch toward the oasis, which is a beautiful spot: In the middle of June it still had water trickling down a couple of yards and wild blooms. Great for a fine picnic, then a short rest and back up the hill!

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7 months ago

Not a super pretty hike, but not bad either. Great trail for some exercise.