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The Best Camping in Twentynine Palms

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Top camping spots in and near Twentynine Palms

  • Twentynine Palms, California

    Boy Scout's Trail in Joshua Tree

    4.5
    16.12 mi / 1539 ft gain
    The Boy Scout trail connects the main part of the National Park to the outer rim campground, Indian Cove Campground. All backcountry overnight trips must be registered at a registration board (free, self-registration). Start this trip at the registration board located in either Indian Cove Campgr...
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  • Twentynine Palms, California

    Mount Bob Loop from Indian Cove Campground

    4.78 mi / 1230 ft gain
    Mount Bob Loop from Indian Cove Campground is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Twentynine Palms, California.
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  • Twentynine Palms, California

    Indian Cove Campground Trail

    0.65 mi / 56 ft gain
    Indian Cove Campground Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Twentynine Palms, California.
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  • Twentynine Palms, California

    Joshua Tree Queen Mountain

    5.91 mi / 1207 ft gain
    Joshua Tree Queen Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Twentynine Palms, California.
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  • Twentynine Palms, California

    Pine City Canyon Trail

    4.02 mi / 187 ft gain
    The Pine City Canyon Trail features beautiful wildflowers in the spring. As you approach Pine Canyon, the views become very unique: there's a large gash in a rock that is Pine Canyon. The canyon stretches for quite a distance and the view is amazing. The rock formations are very unique. When you...
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  • Riverside County, California

    Jumbo Rocks Campground Loop

    0.87 mi / 66 ft gain
    Jumbo Rocks Campground Loop is a loop located near Twentynine Palms, California.
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  • Riverside County, California

    Camp at Joshua Tree's Jumbo Rocks

    4.9
    Set your tent up next to a wall of tall boulders. This campground can offer a little shade, which is key especially during the warmer months. At the campground, there are 124 first-come, first-serve sites for $10 per night. Each campsite comes available with a picnic table and fire ring. The camp...
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  • Twentynine Palms, California

    Camp at Hidden Valley in Joshua Tree

    4.8
    Joshua Tree National Park is known for its world class rock climbing, out of this world landscapes, and some of the darkest skies around. Having a base camp inside of the park is incredibly important as it's quite massive and I found that Hidden Valley Campground is strategically placed smack dab...
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  • Twentynine Palms, California

    Arch Rock Nature Trail

    4.3
    1.24 mi / 92 ft gain
    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 ...
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  • Riverside County, California

    Hidden Valley Campground to Barker Dam Nature Trail

    4.47 mi / 180 ft gain
    Hidden Valley Campground to Barker Dam Nature Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Twentynine Palms, California.
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  • Twentynine Palms, California

    Climb at Intersection Rock in Joshua Tree

    Intersection Rock is located in the Hidden Valley Campground with lots of parking!Overhang bypass route5.72 PitchesStandard Trad RackIntersection Rock has many classic routes- I found right ski track and overhang bypass to be 2 of my favorite routes in j tree.Start left of the flake in a crack, t...
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  • Riverside County, California

    Camp at Joshua Tree's White Tank Campground

    5.0
    White Tank Campground is in the perfect spot to get a taste of all that Joshua Tree has to offer. As a central location to nearby hiking and climbing, it is easy to access the various parts of the park. Removed from the border of the park, White Tank doesn't attract as many visitors as the more p...
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  • Twentynine Palms, California

    Rock Climb Locomotion in Joshua Tree National Park

    5.0
    Locomotion is a great spot to set up for the day and enjoy the world class climbing that Joshua Tree has to offer. Camp at the nearby and coveted Hidden Valley Campground and you'll be within walking distance to Locomotion and a dozen other quality climbing spots. Joshua Tree really is a camping/...
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  • Riverside County, California

    Night Shoot at Arch Rock

    4.7
    If you're setting up camp, be sure to check out White Tank Campground, which is home to one of the most epic rock formations. The Arch is located here. It's only about 1/2 round trip of walking to this spot. Geology Tour Road offers some flat wide open views of Joshua Trees in all directions. If ...
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  • Riverside County, California

    Camp at Ryan Campground in Joshua Tree NP

    5.0
    The Ryan Campground is but one of many beautiful campgrounds in Joshua Tree National Park. It is located just south of the Hidden Valley use area. There are 31 sites as well as a horse camp. This campground does not have water, but does have pit toilets.For weekend trips into Joshua Tree, it is o...
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  • Twentynine Palms, California

    Ryan Ranch

    0.75 mi / 56 ft gain
    If you're in Joshua Tree, this is a great spot for sunset. A short, maybe 1/2 mile hike to the old ranch from the parking lot. We stayed at Ryan Campground and just walked in from there, about the same distance. Make sure to bring your camera, especially if there are spotty clouds in the sky a...
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