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Fortynine Palms TrailInland, CA
Inland, CA
Hiking3.41 Miles 728 AEG
Hiking3.41 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   2.38 mph
728 ft AEG      4 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
 
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Hiked 49 Palms trail with Victoria as the last hike in our Joshua Tree National Park trip.

This was a pretty good hike. It was enough to wake us up and had a rewarding destination without taking too long and keeping us from the long drive home. It was the perfect finish to the trip.

The trail itself was not terribly remarkable. Neither navigation nor terrain were terribly difficult although there were enough uphill runs to get your heart rate up.

As you approach the end, the oasis becomes really apparent as it is a splash of green that stands out in the desert. I imagine when it was named there were 49 palms, there seem to be many more now with several smaller ones having started growing. Some of the older trees have scorched trunks where a campfire got out of control a few years back but they seem to have survived the mishap. The pools were full and there were many of them but there was little flow and the water was pretty stagnant. It is a short hike so I don't think anyone is needing to purify the water.

We didn't see any mountain goats while we were there but although we were fairly early, we were far from the first group to reach the oasis that morning. Upon our return to the trailhead the parking lot was completely full so I imagine this is a popular hike for the locals.

This was a good hike and I will do it again the next time I am in the area visiting Joshua Tree.

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water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout Stagnant pools
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