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Cap Rock Nature Trail

Riverside County, California

3.0/5
based on 1 reviews

Details

Distance

0.75 miles

Elevation Gain

161 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by The Outbound Collective

The Cap Rock Nature Trail is a loop trail in Joshua Tree National Park and a great introduction to what the park has to offer. Perfect for all ages and handicap accessible.

There are two Joshua Trees guarding the trail, which makes for a perfect photo op. There are some monzogranite rock formations (of which the park is famous for). Watch for bunnies and lizards! The trail is handicap accessible, so parents with young children in strollers or those in wheelchairs can enjoy this scenic route. The trail has sign posts that point out various desert features that parkgoers are typically unaware of. 

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Features

Rock Climbing
Photography
Hiking
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic
Wildflowers
ADA Accessible

Reviews

The trail was under repair when we were there but this was a lot better spot to check out the rocks than Arch Rock because fewer people. There are picnic tables, trash bins, and vault toilets.

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