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The Best Backpacking in Yucca Valley

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Top backpacking spots in and near Yucca Valley

  • 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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  • Morongo Valley, California

    Big Morongo Canyon Trail

    11.65 mi / 1401 ft gain
    Big Morongo Canyon Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Morongo Valley, California.
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  • Mountain Center, California

    Quail Mountain from Covington Crest Trailhead

    37.35 mi / 2825 ft gain
    Quail Mountain from Covington Crest Trailhead is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Joshua Tree, California.
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  • 9160 Whitewater Canyon Road, California

    Whitewater Ranger Station to Cottonwood TH via PCT

    7.79 mi / 1421 ft gain
    Whitewater Ranger Station to Cottonwood TH via PCT is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Whitewater, California.
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  • 9160 Whitewater Canyon Road, California

    San Gorgonio Overlook via Pacific Crest Trail (Whitewater)

    10.19 mi / 1775 ft gain
    San Gorgonio Overlook via Pacific Crest Trail (Whitewater) is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Whitewater, California.
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  • 9160 Whitewater Canyon Road, California

    Pacific Crest Trail: Whitewater Preserve to Stone House

    12.38 mi / 1588 ft gain
    Pacific Crest Trail: Whitewater Preserve to Stone House is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Whitewater, California.
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  • Twentynine Palms, California

    Tour Keys Desert Queen Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park

    Joshua Tree National Park flawlessly combines otherworldly landscapes, incredible recreational opportunities, and a colorful, wild-west history. Before it was a national park, Joshua Tree was home to cattle rustlers, gunslingers, miners, and rugged homesteaders.   One of the most quirky characte...
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  • 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

    Keys View Road to Pinto Basin Road

    10.82 mi / 322 ft gain
    Keys View Road to Pinto Basin Road is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Twentynine Palms, California.
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  • Angelus Oaks, California

    San Gorgonio Mountain from Fish Creek

    19.87 mi / 4203 ft gain
    San Gorgonio Mountain from Fish Creek is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Whitewater, California.
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  • Whitewater, California

    PCT: CA Section C - Highway 10 to Highway 15 (Cajon Pass)

    127.89 mi / 22989 ft gain
    PCT: CA Section C - Highway 10 to Highway 15 (Cajon Pass) is a point-to-point trail where you may see wildflowers located near Whitewater, 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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  • 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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  • Palm Springs, California

    San Jacinto through Humber Park

    12.27 mi / 2500 ft gain
    San Jacinto through Humber Park is a point-to-point trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Palm Springs, California.
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  • Palm Springs, California

    San Jacinto Peak from The Tramway

    10 mi / 2546 ft gain
    San Jacinto Peak from The Tramway is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Palm Springs, California.
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  • Riverside County, California

    Pushawalla Plateau and Canyon Trail

    9.78 mi / 2493 ft gain
    Pushawalla Plateau and Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Indio, California.
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