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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hike was absolutely beautiful and provided lots of great scenery and bouldering. 3 miles but took us quite a while because we stopped a lot for pictures and the kids climbed on lots of rocks. This hike needs proper foot gear, water, and snacks

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Megan S
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This trail snakes through JTNP's typical, stubbly landscape deep into 49 Palm Canyon. There are plenty of elevation changes and no shade, so it can feel a lot longer than 3.5 miles; the lush fan palm oasis at the end, however, is very green and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
5  Thank chris k
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We did this hike this past week. Loved it. It took us four hours but well worth it. Seeing the palm oasis at the end was incredible. We got on the trail at 8:30. I would recommend 7:00 am. It was getting pretty warm when...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank TribTraveler
Reviewed 10 June 2018

It took my wife and I 1 hr and 20 minutes to get to the oasis. It was a great hike with great scenery. The oasis was a great place to sit and relax while taking in the views with a cold water and snack....More

Date of experience: May 2018
6  Thank Dieter_Sch_13
Reviewed 11 April 2018

This is a relatively easy hike with a definite payoff at the end. It's three miles out and back with a moderate level of up and down, 350 feet gain out and 300 back according to the park service. We did the hike in early...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SunnysideDon
Reviewed 1 April 2018

This was our first hike in the JTNP area and it was an amazing introduction into the landscape. We thoroughly enjoyed the views on the way in and the oasis provided great shaded relief. Wonderful way to stretch legs after a day in the car!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank goldfishcastle
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Interesting barren rocky landscape leading to - what else - 49 palm trees or so around a small waterhole and creek. It's fine but maybe there is a more interesting a lush oasis in the park.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jeffreyaday
Reviewed 20 February 2018

If you are only going to hike 3 trails in J Tree, make this one of the three. It is an out an back trail, easy to follow and moderate in difficulty. It is not strenuous. Virtually all the trails in the park are short,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Roger E
Reviewed 19 February 2018

One of the better hikes. Gives good overview of the park and not croweded. There is (as for the rest of the park) very little shade so be prepared with water etc.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank THN_DK
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

A great 3 mike hike with a wide range of wild life and plants to experience. From cactus to palm trees this naturally rich experience is not to be missed. Please love the nature and stay out of the oasis. People are guests and we...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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6 October 2018|
Response from igneous1 |
It's a mile and a half each way. It does involve some significant up-and-down in both directions, but the oasis is quite a gem, and I found the approach itself to be even more picturesque than the oasis. It's probably best... More
15 May 2018|
Response from igneous1 |
It's a lovely hike from beginning to end. You don't have to go far to get something out of it. The views of the valley and the washes are good from the outset.