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Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA

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About Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail

Fortynine Palms Oasis is a three-mile, out and back trail located in Joshua Tree National Park in California, with a 300-foot elevation gain in both directions. The trail starts at Fortynine Palms Parking Area, goes up and over a ridge dotted with barrel cacti, and descends to a palm oasis in a rocky canyon.The oasis is frequently used as a watering hole for bighorn sheep.

Attractions Near Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail

Oasis of Mara
Oasis of Mara6.35km from Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail

Oasis of Mara is a spring in San Bernardino County and has an elevation of 600 metres. A paved, level, half mile loop path winds through the oasis, which contains one main group of palms, centered on a spring, and a few other trees nearby, not all living; one section has a somewhat forlorn appearance, with several dead trunks having lost their crowns, rising above piles of long-discarded leaves.

Wall Street Mill
Wall Street Mill8.83km from Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail

The Wall Street Mill in Joshua Tree National Park was a complete and operable gold ore crushing mill featuring late-19th century two-stamp mill machinery. Consequently, the significance encompasses the mill machinery, the building which houses it, the well which supplied water for the mill's operation, and the well pump. It is the only gold ore crushing mill in the region that retains integrity.

Keys Ranch
Keys Ranch9.37km from Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail

The Keys Ranch is the prime example of early settlement in the Joshua Tree National Park area. Bill Keys was the area's leading character, and his ranch is a symbol of the resourcefulness of early settlers. The ranch is an extensive complex of small frame buildings built between 1910 and Keys' death in 1964. Keys pursued both ranching and mining to make a living in the desert.

Barker Dam
Barker Dam9.79km from Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail

A water storage facility constructed by early cattlemen, including CO Barker, in 1900. It is a gathering place for desert wildlife, including many species of birds and Desert Bighorn Sheep. Native American petroglyphs can be seen on the rocks present in the trail to the dam.

Jumbo Rocks Campground
Jumbo Rocks Campground14.1km from Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail

Campground surrounded by large boulders and rock formations for which the Joshua Tree National Park is well known for.

Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum
Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum19.02km from Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail

Located on 10 acres of open land near the town of Joshua Tree, California, the museum contains over one hundred works of art, including large scale assemblages, environmental sculptures, and installation art created by the artist between 1989–2004. While giving the appearance of a salvage yard with tires, bathroom fixtures, TVs, ragged clothes, toys and vacuum cleaners, each piece has a story to tell.

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