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Lost Palms Oasis

 10 votes

Length

7.3 Miles 11.8 Kilometers


Elevation

1,012' 308 m

Ascent

-1,011' -308 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

3,446' 1,050 m

High

3,000' 914 m

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A great out-and-back route to the Lost Palms Oasis.

Thomas Birch

Overview

This is an outstanding out-and-back hike through the Colorado Desert in southern Joshua Tree National Park. Known for the beautiful palm trees at the Cottonwood Spring and Lost Palms Oasis, the Lost Palms Oasis has the largest stand of these trees in the park.
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Description

The trailhead is located at Cottonwood Spring. After the palms at the springs, the trail climbs toward the southeast through scrub desert. The boulder piles and rocky gullies become more common as the trail continues toward Lost Palms Oasis. At 3.3 miles, there is a spur trail that leads to the right to an overlook with birds-eye views of the green palms. Enjoy a picnic in the cool shade of the palms at the oasis and return by the same trail to Cottonwood Spring.

Flora & Fauna

Palm trees at the springs and oases. Yuccas, cholla cactus, and ocotillos in the desert. Desert bighorn sheep.

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Mar 23, 2018
Luke Sandstrom
7.1mi
Mar 4, 2018
Sandy Xian
Could not find the oasis! But I felt so tiny compared to those palms— like walking into the age of dinosaurs in that canyon!
Feb 19, 2018
Gabe Maybrun
Feb 3, 2018
Mariah Gordon
Jan 27, 2018
Alyssa Tischler
7.1mi
Jan 20, 2018
Shawn B.
Jan 7, 2018
Katie Duron
Nov 6, 2017
Dan Hunter
Lost Palm Oasis Hike in and out at dusk 7.8mi

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  4.2 from 10 votes

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