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Twentynine Palms, California Map

This is a super easy trail with information stands all along the trail talking to you about the wild life, plant life and the way people lived before life as we know it set in. There's no shade so make sure to go early in the morning or later in the afternoon. The sunset here is one of a kind so I'd say go in the evening. Super easy!!!

Nice cemented walk. Flat and easy. Goes by the fan palms. Went on the ranger walk with Cynthia which made it very worthwhile. She explained a lot of that weren't on the signs. Behind the Oasis visitor center so there is running water in the bathrooms!

trail running
19 days 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.

The cacti were so stinking cute and it was such a perfect day out to experience their beauty! Definitely will be coming back again to explore more of What Joshua tree has to offer!

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.

The Willow Hole Trail was "day use only", which I wasn't aware of when planning this trip. I found a great place to camp off of the Boy Scout Trail instead.

A must do spring hike. the wildflowers are amazing. Not a lot of people on the trail.

the trail head was not marked well like other places in the park, but keeps the crowds away.

Felt like I was on Mars! I've been twice, Highly recommend Joshua Tree in general, I'm more of of a mountain climber, even though I now live in Kansas, but I love the desert. We went and it was pretty secluded if you know the right spots. Beautiful rocks and sunsets. Lots of kangaroo rats so pack your food properly. Watch out for the cholla! I recommend climbing some of the rocks like Mount Mel.

The hike goes up at first and has lots of rocks. Also,there are stone steps.The hike has nice views of the hills and snowcap mountains.In the middle of the hike you start getting views of the oasis you are heading to.When you reach the oasis it is very cool and shady.