5 Palms Oasis

Salton City, California (San Diego County)

Last Updated: 03/20/2019
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 0.63 miles
Highest Elevation: 725 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: North
Nearest Town: Salton City
Nearest Town w/ Services: Salton City
Official Road Name: 5 Palms Oasis
Management Agency: California State Parks
District: Ocotillo Wells State Vehicle Recreation Area


Highlight: 5 Palms Oasis
Four emerald green palm trees rise from the barren desert at this oasis in the Ocotillo Wells SVRA. The unique and abrupt blip of emerald green rising from the desert has a mystical feeling to it so be sure to check it out when you are out exploring backcountry roads and washes in this desert area near the Salton Sea and Anza Borrego.


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1. Southern Trailhead (0 mi)
The trail splits off Tule Wash and heads to the north.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Salton City, CA

From Salton City, take the S22 west roughly 11 miles and turn south into the wash at Truckhaven Rocks Campground (Arroyo Salado). Take that wash south a little over 3 miles and the trailhead will be on your right side.



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Josh Noesser

Mapping Crew - California

Joshua Noesser grew up in Southern California but has lived in different parts of the country during his young adult life. Josh was first turned to four wheeling when he road with one of his friends dad up Surprise Canyon in the Panamint Valley at age14. After nearly 3 different roll overs later and a half dozen intense waterfalls, Josh was hooked. At 16 he purchased his first Jeep a CJ 7 and by 17 was putting his first locker in it. Currently, Josh is the owner and CEO of Nybble, an IT Solutions Company based in Orange County, California. Nybble isn't your normal IT company where everyone stays in and plays video games. Nybble's average company trip is out on the trails since a good amount of his staff enjoy wheeling too. As Josh likes to say, he offers the only IT Company with the ability to provide services in extreme locations. "If you want a server at the top of The Hammers, we will take care of that for you." Today you can find Josh out on the trail behind the wheel in one of his three different off-road vehicles. See the vehicles below for more information. If you ever run into Josh, please say high, he is a very friendly person and is always happy to have a new person join the group.
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