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Box Canyon Road

Mecca, California

15.92 mi / 1581 ft gain

Painted Canyon Road

Mecca, California

9.5 mi / 525 ft gain

Little Painted Canyon Trail

Mecca, California

4.58 mi / 804 ft gain

Night Hike Painted Canyon

Riverside County, California

Hike the Ladder Canyon/Painted Canyon Loop

Mecca, California

5.0
4 mi / 2215 ft gain

Big Painted Canyon

Mecca, California

3.61 mi / 541 ft gain

Painted Canyon

Mecca, California

4.35 mi / 1227 ft gain

Ladder Canyon and Painted Canyon Trail

Mecca, California

4.43 mi / 1119 ft gain

Hike Ladder Canyon in Mecca Hills

Mecca, California

5.0
4.5 mi / 990 ft gain

Places to stay

Cottonwood Campground (Ca)

Twentynine Palms, California

Cottonwood Campground (Ca)

From $20 / night

Sheep Pass Group

Unnamed Road

Sheep Pass Group

From $40 / night

Jumbo Rocks Campground

Unnamed Road

Jumbo Rocks Campground

From $15 / night

Ribbonwood Equestrian Cg

Mountain Center, California

Ribbonwood Equestrian Cg

Palm Springs / Joshua Tree KOA

Riverside County, California

Palm Springs / Joshua Tree KOA

Indian Cove Campground

Twentynine Palms, California

Indian Cove Campground

From $20 / night

Guides and stories

California's Skeleton in the Closet: The Salton Sea

California's Skeleton in the Closet: The Salton Sea

Josiah Roe

24 Hours in Joshua Tree National Park

24 Hours in Joshua Tree National Park

Holly Mandarich

My First Trip Down to Joshua Tree National Park

My First Trip Down to Joshua Tree National Park

Benjamin Canevari

Southern California's Off-Season Gems: Mojave, Death Valley, Alabama Hills, and Joshua Tree

Southern California's Off-Season Gems: Mojave, Death Valley, Alabama Hills, and Joshua Tree

Tyler McKay

A Beginner's Climbing Guide to Joshua Tree

A Beginner's Climbing Guide to Joshua Tree

Sarah Horn

Do Not Eat Hot Wings Before Hiking

Do Not Eat Hot Wings Before Hiking

Aaron Rickel Jones

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