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49 Palms Oasis Trail – Joshua Tree National Park, California

49 Palms Oasis Trail - Joshua Tree National Park

49 Palms Oasis Trail – Joshua Tree National Park

The 49 Palms Oasis Trail is a back door to Joshua Tree National Park. It has a separate road from Highway 62 leading to it that does not connect to any other road in the park, and because of that, visitors to 49 Palms do not pay an entrance fee.

It’s a fairly unknown spur of the park with no camping and relatively few hikers. It’s a great half-day hike – not too long and moderate with a great palm oasis at the end.

  • 49 Palms Oasis Trail - Joshua Tree National Park
  • 49 Palms Oasis Trail - Joshua Tree National Park
  • 49 Palms Oasis Trail - Joshua Tree National Park
  • 49 Palms Oasis Trail - Joshua Tree National Park
  • 49 Palms Oasis Trail - Joshua Tree National Park
Directions: From Highway 62, take Canyon Road south (there should be signs along Highway 62 pointing to 49 Palms). Then just stay on that road until it dead-ends at a small parking lot. Since this is a back entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, there is no fee station. Nearby geocaches

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