This scenic 3-mile-long trail features sweeping panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and ends at an unexpected palm tree oasis in the midst of an otherwise dry desert.
If you plan to hike the Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail, here are a couple of things to keep in mind before you head out on the trail.
If you are interested in camping at Joshua Tree overnight, the closest campsite to 49 Palms Oasis Trail is the Indian Cove Campground.
The Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail starts on a well-marked sandy path and soon after starts to climb up in elevation. The first 0.8 miles gain around 350 feet in elevation before climbing back down so this section will make you work for it.
There is almost no shade along this trail so I recommend starting as early as possible.
The best part about this trail are the panoramic views of the surrounding landscape that you can enjoy during the hike. Soon after you start the descend you will spot green palm trees behind rocks in the distance.