Lost Palms Oasis Trail

Chiriaco Summit, California 92201

Lost Palms Oasis Trail

Lost Palms Oasis Trail Professional Review and Guide

"From the outset, the scenery is spectacular; the outcroppings of granite boulders are imposing and beautiful. There is an abundance of rocky washes, ridges, small canyons, and the looming rock formations that line the mesa. The trail stays on a high plateau that descends alongside the ravine and crosses several washes."

Lost Palms Oasis Trail Reviews

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This trail takes you through several different landscapes of the Colorado Desert. You cross through several sandy washes, rolling hills, pass through narrow canyons only 5-6 ft wide, and finally end in the deep oasis at the end. There are lots of different plant species and native Indian artifacts that dot the trail. I enjoyed it, but, like every other trail in the park, it was very busy.

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Trail Information

Chiriaco Summit
Nearby City
900 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
5 hours
Late fall to early spring
3,100 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,475 feet
Top Elevation
Joshua Tree National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Cottonwood Spring
Local Maps