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The Best Hiking in Joshua Tree

Looking for the best hiking in Joshua Tree? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Joshua Tree. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Joshua Tree

  • Joshua Tree, California

    Joshua Tree West Side Trail

    4.0
    3.22 mi / 302 ft gain
    Joshua Tree West Side Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Twentynine Palms, California.
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  • Joshua Tree, California

    Big Pine Trail

    8.06 mi / 587 ft gain
    Big Pine Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Joshua Tree, California.
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  • Joshua Tree, California

    The Maze Loop

    4.95 mi / 381 ft gain
    The Maze Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Twentynine Palms, California.
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  • Joshua Tree, California

    North Canyon Trail

    3.72 mi / 522 ft gain
    North Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Twentynine Palms, California.
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  • Joshua Tree, California

    North View and Maze Trails

    6.13 mi / 696 ft gain
    North View and Maze Trails is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Twentynine Palms, California.
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  • Yucca Valley, California

    Black Rock Canyon to Panorama Loop Trail

    6.46 mi / 1250 ft gain
    Black Rock Canyon to Panorama Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Yucca Valley, California.
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  • Yucca Valley, California

    Burnt Hill Trail and Canyon View Trail Loop

    6.05 mi / 869 ft gain
    Burnt Hill Trail and Canyon View Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Yucca Valley, California.
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  • Yucca Valley, California

    Camp at Black Rock Campground in Joshua Tree

    / 4144 ft gain
    Black Rock Campground is in the northern perimeter of Joshua Tree National Park and is a popular location for hikers, horseback riders, rock climbers, and RV campers. Black Rock Campground is partially shaded with Joshua Trees, and is typically busiest from October through May. Black Rock is one ...
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  • Yucca Valley, California

    Joshua Tree Short Loop Trail and Canyon View Trail Hike

    6.36 mi / 846 ft gain
    Joshua Tree Short Loop Trail and Canyon View Trail Hike is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Yucca Valley.
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  • Yucca Valley, California

    Backpack the California Riding and Hiking Trail in Joshua Tree

    36.97 mi / 2792 ft gain
    The starting point for this hike is at the Black Rock campground, 5 miles from the town of Yucca Valley. You'll need to self register for a free backcountry permit before starting. The first section of the trail follows a wash then the trail narrows and, after only a mile or two, you'll begin cl...
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  • Yucca Valley, California

    West Side Loop Trail

    4.67 mi / 715 ft gain
    West Side Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Yucca Valley, California.
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  • Yucca Valley, California

    Black Rock Canyon Trail

    3.08 mi / 413 ft gain
    Black Rock Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Yucca Valley, California.
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  • Yucca Valley, California

    Burnt Hill Trail

    6.01 mi / 925 ft gain
    Burnt Hill Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Yucca Valley, California.
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  • Yucca Valley, California

    High View Nature Trail

    1.34 mi / 331 ft gain
    High View Nature Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Yucca Valley, California.
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  • Yucca Valley, California

    Eureka Peak

    5.0
    0.47 mi / 82 ft gain
    Accessing Covington Flats in Joshua Tree National Park requires a high ground-clearance overland vehicle. Bring spare water and emergency tools incase of a breakdown. From Route 62 in Yucca Valley, CA take La Contenta Dr. South toward Joshua Tree. This is a backcountry entrance that does not hav...
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  • Riverside County, California

    Hike the Covington Crest Trail

    4.2 mi / 200 ft gain
    Accessing Covington Flats in Joshua Tree National Park requires a high ground-clearance overland vehicle. In the summer months a standard car might make it to the parking lot after the 7.5 mile off-road drive, but should always be prepared for soft sand. Bring spare water and emergency tools inca...
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