Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail

MODERATE 36 reviews
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Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail is a 3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Twentynine Palms, CA 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 662 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

18 days ago

Fun! But very crowded.

1 month ago

Nice hike. Enjoyed the views and the rock formations.

hiking
1 month 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!

3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

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

6 months ago

7 months ago

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!

hiking
7 months ago

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.

hiking
7 months ago

9 months ago

Good view

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

Great short trail, lots of hills with semi-steep climbs. Good for a short workout.

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike. A bit short, but great bang for the buck, so to speak. Be aware that there are a lot of stone steps, some not so necessary. I'm not a big fan of steps where they are not needed and kind of wished that I knew about them beforehand. The oasis is impressive, but access to it is limited due to the fragile ecosystem that it supports. Please don't be like some of the hikers we encountered ignoring the signs and trampling areas that they shouldn't.

birding
11 months ago

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:-)

1 year ago

It is a great morning hike. Not to crowded . Beautiful at the end. Not much water, maybe by this winter it will be running.

hiking
1 year ago

Great hike through the desert hills to a fascinating palm oasis. Lots of cacti and desert critters. It get's hot quickly.

hiking
1 year ago

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.