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High View Nature Trail

Yucca Valley, California

1.34 mi / 331 ft gain

Joshua Tree Short Loop Trail and Canyon View Trail Hike

Yucca Valley, California

6.36 mi / 846 ft gain

West Side Loop Trail

Yucca Valley, California

4.67 mi / 715 ft gain

Camp at Black Rock Campground in Joshua Tree

Yucca Valley, California

/ 4144 ft gain

Black Rock Canyon to Panorama Loop Trail

Yucca Valley, California

6.46 mi / 1250 ft gain

Burnt Hill Trail and Canyon View Trail Loop

Yucca Valley, California

6.05 mi / 869 ft gain

Backpack the California Riding and Hiking Trail in Joshua Tree

Yucca Valley, California

36.97 mi / 2792 ft gain

Burnt Hill Trail

Yucca Valley, California

6.01 mi / 925 ft gain

Black Rock Canyon Trail

Yucca Valley, California

3.08 mi / 413 ft gain

Places to stay

Black Rock Equestrian Campground

Yucca Valley, California

Black Rock Equestrian Campground

From $20 / night

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

Big Pine Equestrian Group Campground

Johnson Valley, California

Big Pine Equestrian Group Campground

From $110 / night

Juniper Springs Group Camp

2N64Y

Juniper Springs Group Camp

Heart Bar Equestrian

Angelus Oaks, California

Heart Bar Equestrian

Guides and stories

Photo Essay: One Day in Joshua Tree National Park

Photo Essay: One Day in Joshua Tree National Park

Kevin Tangney

5 Things to Know Before Adventuring in Joshua Tree National Park

5 Things to Know Before Adventuring in Joshua Tree National Park

Brynn Schmidt

Do Not Eat Hot Wings Before Hiking

Do Not Eat Hot Wings Before Hiking

Aaron Rickel Jones

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

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