Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail

MODERATE 109 reviews
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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 best used from October until June.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
679 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

5 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

Beautiful trail with a lovely surprise at the end. Some parts a very vertical but there has been rock steps placed to make it easier.
It has a magical way of easing you out of city life in to nature and back the other way.

hiking
1 month ago

No water in the oasis today. still a pretty hike, very hot so bring water with you

hiking
1 month ago

awesome trail, lots of water and palm trees, as you can tell by the name, fun to explore, high traffic but totally worth it, great place to have a picnic.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

At my backdoor. Awesome hiking

2 months ago

The hike was through desert the entire way until you reach the oasis. Seeing the palm trees in the distance really gives you motivation to continue the hike, and the end is worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
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hiking
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2 months ago

Great hike! Best to go early though, for both heat and crowd reasons. Challenging for newbies, but not impossible. Looking forward to hiking this tail again!

hiking
2 months ago

This was a great hike, but make sure to go in the morning or evening because of the exposure to sun the whole way to the oasis, which is where you'll find the shade. Make sure to bring lots of water! There is an incredible amount of stone stairs to climb and descend on the trail as well.

hiking
2 months ago

Really cool hike. No water at the oasis on the day we went. Great side mission if you're staying in the J-Tree area.

hiking
3 months ago

Really nice short hike for early morning or later in the evening. You will be exposed to the sun the entire hike so bring plenty of water! 3 miles out and back took us about 1hr 45 minutes. That is with a lot of stopping for pictures. You may encounter some rattle snakes and lizards. We seen a lot of lizards and one rattle snake.

trail running
4 months ago

Great trail run!

Word the wise because we have friends who've struggled with this trail: aim for spring/fall seasons for hiking if you're not used to this weather or trails-- take water and snacks! I read somewhere that it's a good idea to head back to the trailhead when your water is half gone.... this trail will be strenuous if you're not used to hiking. No shade while hiking, once you get to the "oasis" you'll find shade. Hydrate for this one especially. Enjoy.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Excellent hike. Be careful at the end after descending the steps there is a false trail which takes in the wrong direction but to a dead end. So come back to the steps to take you back on the original trail.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago