Explore the Arch Rock Nature Trail

Details

Distance

0.5 miles

Elevation Gain

16 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Added by The Outbound Collective

The Arch Rock Nature Trail is a 0.5 mile hike in Joshua Tree, nestled inside the White Tank campgrounds. This hike is perfect for all skill levels and ages, and can be extended for those interested in a longer hike.

This is a rock formation very popular with young crowds at Joshua Tree. The views from this hike are spectacular. If you hike this trail at sunset, the gorgeous colors of the ski are reflected onto the rocks. 

There is a plaque along the trail detailing rock formations and facts about the parks geology. 

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Fitness
Rock Climbing
Chillin
Camping
Photography
Running
Hiking
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Scenic
Wildflowers
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🥈 Contributor

11 months ago

Awesome time

Love this trail!

🥉Contributor

over 1 year ago

Finally Found Arch Rock

We completely missed the path way to the start of the trail, so we cut through a camp site and searched a bit until we finally stumbled upon arch rock! The greatest thing about Joshua Tree is that there are so many different cool rocks to scramble on, we kept saying “is this it” “is this it”, until finally we saw it!

🥈 Contributor

over 3 years ago

Easy Access, Small Arch, Tons of Fun

The trail to access the arch is very short, the trail can be poorly marked but you will find the arch nestled in between several larger rocks. While not a massive arch, it still provides tons of great photo ops and makes for a really fun adventure in joshua tree. If you plan on shooting night/sunrisephotos, its best to stay in white tank campground, being able to get to the arch from camp in under 5 minutes is great for quick access. Enjoy!

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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