Various palm oases are located throughout the National Park, but none has so many California fan palms than this one.
Apart from the bushes that are also located elsewhere in the park, red barrel cactuses grow here.
Depending on the season, you may be lucky to see various rare plants flowering (I haven't seen any when I was there).
The oasis is home to Bighorn sheep and you will surely see many of them. The trail is therefore closed after sunset, to give the animals some time to drink and eat undisturbed.
To reach the trailhead of this 4.8km moderate trail, you have to exit the park and enter it again via Canyon Road (a residential street of the 29 Palms Highway No.62) just outside the town of Twentynine Palms on the northern side of the National Park.
This out and back trail has a bit of elevation gain and leads you along a rocky road to an open ground with views over Twentynine Palms. You will also pass by red barrel cactuses and, if you are lucky, some beautifully blooming plants (depending on the season and also the rainfall).
After the ascent to the overlook, you follow a descending road which leads you to the oasis. From far, you can start seeing the tip of the palms in the valley and while slowly approaching them the beauty of this place discloses.
The oasis invites to take a break beneath the palm, relax, enjoy the comfortable shade, and suck in this unique atmosphere.
Although this 4.8 km hike is not an easy hike, there are other trails within the park that are less crowded. It can indeed be that you meet a couple of other hikers along the way (best is to avoid weekends).