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Joshua Tree - Lost Palms Oasis Trail

Rating *****
length 3.7 mile - 1 hour 55 minutes (one way). Moderate.
Height 3000 - 3440 - 3020 feet
Access All Cars, all paved. Close to Cottonwood Ranger station. On Cottonwood Spring Road (Not the main park road). Park at the parking lot
Other Trails None
Data To download these files, right-click the link and choose 'save as' |--| .GPX (GPS file) |-----| .KML (Google Earth file)

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  • Expect a good dirt path with some sandy washes, a slot canyon and lots of Palm trees at the end. No shade.

    At the parking lot, walk down towards the palm trees (cottonwood springs), go right and close after that go left and follow the trail in a southeasterly direction uphill.
    The trail is good with hard sand. At point [6] go into the Arroyo slot canyon the trail leaves the canyon at point [7] heading up out of the canyon to the left.
    At a crossing at point [9] head down to the oasis (to the left). A more difficult and sometimes steep hike down into the canyon.

    Lost Palms Oasis Trail

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    Contact: usa/at/e/f/m/e/r/.eu (leave out the /)
    All hikes recorded on pocket loox (pocket PC) using gpsTuner(.com)
    Hiking Lost Palms Oasis Trail Joshua Tree California, Hike with gps, gpx and kml (Google Earth).