Fortynine Palms Trail

Joshua Tree National Park, California

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Fortynine Palms Trail is a hiking trail in San Bernardino County, California. It is within Joshua Tree National Park. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 2,720 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is three miles with a total elevation gain of 883 feet. The Fortynine Palms Canyon Road parking is near the trailhead. There are also restrooms and an information map. Along the trail there is a viewpoint. The trail ends near the 49 Palms Oasis spring. There are also trees near the end of the trail.
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Fortynine Palms Trail is a hiking trail in San Bernardino County, California. It is within Joshua Tree National Park. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 2,720 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is three miles with a total elevation gain of 883 feet. The Fortynine Palms Canyon Road parking is near the trailhead. There are also restrooms and an information map. Along the trail there is a viewpoint. The trail ends near the 49 Palms Oasis spring. There are also trees near the end of the trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Joshua Tree National Park
Distance: 1.5
Elevation Gain: 883 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 2,720 feet
Top Elevation: 3,073 feet
Parks: Joshua Tree National Park
Elevation Min/Max: 2720/3073 ft
Elevation Start/End: 2720/2720 ft

Fortynine Palms Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"This is a clear but rocky trail to the Fortynine Palms Oasis. From the parking lot it climbs to its highest point in the first half of the trip; from this elevation you have a view of Twentynine Palms, and shortly later, as the trail curves to the right you have your first glimpse of the palms 0.75 mile ahead, down in a rocky gorge. The descent to the oasis traverses dry, rocky terrain; even the desert shrubs are dwarfed by the harsh conditions. Miniature barrel cactus dot the slopes. The windy, dry hills above make the oasis even more striking. Easily accessible from California Highway 62, this hike rewards the energetic hiker with a display of fan palms and a lush willow thicket."

"The Fortynine Palms Oasis is one of five palm oases scattered about Joshua Tree National Park. The attractive location, nestled in a steep-walled canyon, and its relatively easy access make this a very popular hike. If you come on a pleasant weekend, expect to have plenty of company. If you have time for a longer hike, the Lost Palms Oasis (see Trip 15.25) is even more spectacular and has more interesting cacti and rock formations along the route."

Fortynine Palms Trail Reviews

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3/1/2009
This is a good trail, just don't do it during hot weather. It's nice to get to an oasis at the trail end. Good spot for lunch and to kick back for a while. Did the trail on March 1 and was sweating during the hike.
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2/26/2006
When the weather is good (any time other than summer) this is a fantastic hike. Not too long, not too short with the namesake oasis really paying off as a beautiful place to rest in the shade and have a snack. I highly recommend this walk. -Skip
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