We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

49 Palms Canyon Trail

Canyon Rd, Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
+1 760-367-5500
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
A Hidden Gem

Most people that visit JTNP don't hike the trail to 49 Palms Canyon. And they're really missing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jimdS142JJ
,
Southern California
Short hike with a beautiful palm tree oasis

We hiked this trail in early January, so the temperatures were only in the 60's-low 70's. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ashley B
,
Chicago, Illinois
Read all 104 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“an oasis” (9 reviews)
“barrel cactus” (5 reviews)
“great hike” (14 reviews)
LOCATION
Canyon Rd, Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
CONTACT
Canyon Rd, Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
+1 760-367-5500
Call
Website

Similar Things to Do in Joshua Tree National Park

Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (104)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 98 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Most people that visit JTNP don't hike the trail to 49 Palms Canyon. And they're really missing out. But it's really beautiful and well worth the hike!

Thank jimdS142JJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked this trail in early January, so the temperatures were only in the 60's-low 70's. We brought plenty of water, as recommended, but it never got too hot for us. That being said, there is no shade along the trail until you reach the...More

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A 2 hours hike back and forth. Nice cacti on the way. And the spot is nice. Not a must if you do not have time

Thank Ran N
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

It was a nice hike and we had some nice views. Our highlight was seeing "Shelly" a black turtle my son named. They are rare to see, so this was truly the highlight moment of this hike!

1  Thank dznrdad
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is a moderately strenuous hike, with a warning sign at the entrance that "people have died on this trail". Although the hike is an out and back hike of 1.5 miles each way, you are walking up and down small mountains, so you will...More

2  Thank mike m
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The 49 Palms Oasis Trail is just the perfect hike. It is 3 miles roundtrip, with about 350 feet of gain/loss in each direction. A little bit challenging, without wearing you out. Then, you are rewarded with a beautiful lush oasis of palm trees and...More

3  Thank Mom_of_Alex
Reviewed 18 March 2017

If you are staying in Joushua City you must drive to the other side of the park to reach this oasis. The drive to reach this place is very scenic. It would have been nice if they had a few benches to sit on here...More

1  Thank R A
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Great introductory hike in the park. It's a relatively easy hike that takes about 90 mins. There are a bunch of large rocks near the palm trees to climb over, if you want to explore a little more. It's a pretty walk and the oasis...More

3  Thank comingtoyourcity
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Well worth the hike. You can see the tall Palm Trees in the distance if you look for them. Go early to get some private time at the Oasis because it is not big and it gets crowded.

2  Thank jojoma56
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I like trails that are rewarding. I'd call this a short, compact trail with medium strenuous moments - there's a pretty decent incline or two that lasts 5-10 minutes depending on how in shape you are (do u even lift, bro?), but the entire trail...More

2  Thank MiniBarf
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Joshua Tree National Park Hotels
Safari Motor Inn - Joshua Tree
139 reviews
2.12 km away
High Desert Motel
198 reviews
3.42 km away
Joshua Tree Inn
222 reviews
3.52 km away
Super 8 Yucca Val/Joshua Tree Nat Pk Area
528 reviews
12.07 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Crossroads Cafe
427 reviews
2.61 km away
Pie for the People
204 reviews
2.54 km away
Natural Sisters Cafe
219 reviews
2.65 km away
Joshua Tree Saloon
357 reviews
2.38 km away
Nearby Attractions
Joshua Tree Visitor Center
195 reviews
2.48 km away
Joshua Tree Excursions - Day Tours
61 reviews
3.01 km away
The Climbing Life Guides - Private Trips
59 reviews
4.66 km away
Stone Adventures
42 reviews
5.03 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Monica181717
26 March 2017|
Answer
Response from Marty R | Reviewed this property |
At best you could see it from a distance. The oasis is at the end of the trail in, up a good grade and then down a grade. It is not a "walk", it could be difficult for some.
1
Vote
Sportsmomanddad
14 January 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Marshall D | Reviewed this property |
Given recent rains the oasis pond should have ample water. The air is clear, temperature is perfect for hiking (if the wind stays down). I live here so I walk everyday. I love the solitude in winter - but it is lonely... More
0
Votes