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Oasis of Mara Trail

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A short interpretive trail adjacent to the Oasis Visitor Center.


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Miles

0.8

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Point to Point

1,978' 603 m

High

1,969' 600 m

Low

9' 3 m

Up

15' 5 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

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Features Birding · Views

ADA Accessible A paved loop with minimal elevation change.

Family Friendly Kids will enjoy looking for lizards, birds, and small mammals on this easily accessible trail. They'll also appreciate the occasional spot of shade from the palms.

Description

This short lollipop loop travels west from the visitor center to explore the oasis that was the namesake for the city of Twentynine Palms. Although the water that sustains the gathered palms is now pumped in, it's still a pleasant example of how oases can transform the desert landscape.

In addtion to several signs that describe the historic and ecological significance of the oasis, visitors will enjoy an assortment of flora and fauna surrounded by an otherwise desolate landscape.

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Eric Ashley

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A distant rainbow frames palms at the Oasis of Mara. Photo credit: NPS/Evan Heck.
May 25, 2017 near Twentyn…, CA
Visitors explore the Oasis of Mara Trail. Photo Credit: NPS/Brad Sutton.
May 25, 2017 near Twentyn…, CA
A vulture takes to the air from a palm tree at the Oasis of Mara. Photo Credit: NPS/Brad Sutton.
May 25, 2017 near Twentyn…, CA

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Feb 28, 2021
Tom Herr
Relaxing, loop paved walk through desert with the plants labeled. 0.5mi
Jan 20, 2021
Lou Hibbard
With my wife Janelle. Lots of birds. 0.5mi
Mar 14, 2019
Ryan Gillikin
11h 00m