Best Trails Near Twentynine Palms CA

Twentynine Palms has 103 trails in the vicinity, including 77 hiking trails and 17 for mountain biking. These trails range from 0.1 to 40.2 miles in length. The longest trail in Twentynine Palms is Joshua Tree National Park Trails a well-known trail measuring 40.2 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Wonderland of Rocks Traverse, Joshua Tree National Park Trails and Old Dale Mining District Drive. Trails.com member Dennis D. recently completed Joshua Tree National Park Trails.

More information on the best trails in Twentynine Palms can be found below.
  • Berdoo Canyon

    7 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    See beautiful Joshua Tree National Park then exit the park on an interesting four-wheel-drive road. Ask at visitor center for the Geology Tour Road Guide that describes, in detail, the first ...
    •  Moderate
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  23.4 miles
    •  Guide

    See beautiful Joshua Tree National Park then exit the park on an interesting four-wheel-drive road. Ask at visitor center ...

  • Wonderland of Rocks Traverse

    4 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    More than a hundred million years ago, a molten mass of rock lay several miles underground, cooling and crystallizing by agonizingly slow degrees. As the mass solidified, it contracted slightly, ...
    •  6 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    More than a hundred million years ago, a molten mass of rock lay several miles underground, cooling and crystallizing by ...

  • Barker Dam Nature Trail

    3 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    This hike provides easy access to the Wonderland of Rocks, the only lake in the park, and to a rich array of petroglyphs. The Wonderland of Rocks is a jumbled maze of nearly 8,000 acres of granite ...
    •  Day hike
    •  1.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike provides easy access to the Wonderland of Rocks, the only lake in the park, and to a rich array of petroglyphs. ...

  • Old Dale Mining District Drive

    2 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    The remains of the Dale gold-mining district are interesting, but the vistas across Pinto Basin, especially in the light of late afternoon, are a primary reward of this drive. A number of side ...
    •  Easy
    •  1.5 hours
    •  23 miles
    •  Guide

    The remains of the Dale gold-mining district are interesting, but the vistas across Pinto Basin, especially in the light ...

  • Brooklyn Mine Road

    2 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    The Brooklyn Mine Trail is short, but extremely slow going for most of its 12 miles. The trail’s difficulty rating of 6 does not apply to the whole trail, but even the easier parts at the start ...
    •  Difficult
    •  3.5 hours
    •  12.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Brooklyn Mine Trail is short, but extremely slow going for most of its 12 miles. The trail’s difficulty rating of 6 does ...

  • Joshua Tree National Park Trails

    2 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    Joshua Tree National Park is a huge granitic wilderness. Domes, peaks, ridges, and boulders crop out of the landscape like mushrooms. The granite faces attract climbers from throughout the United ...
    •  40.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Joshua Tree National Park is a huge granitic wilderness. Domes, peaks, ridges, and boulders crop out of the landscape like ...

  • Arch Rock Nature Trail

    2 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    The focus of this nature trail is on the unique geology of the fascinating rock formations that abound in this area of the park. Informational signs present a sophisticated series of geology ...
    •  30 minutes to 1 hour
    •  0.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The focus of this nature trail is on the unique geology of the fascinating rock formations that abound in this area of the ...

  • Pine City/Canyon Trail

    1 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    Except for a few mine shafts grated over for public safety, all that remains of Pine City is the wind rustling through the pines. Still, the short and easy walk to the Pine City site provides ...
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Except for a few mine shafts grated over for public safety, all that remains of Pine City is the wind rustling through the ...

  • Wonderland Wash

    1 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    Plentiful oak and prickly pear, as well as the remnants of a dam in the wash, are other attractions of this hike—but the primary focus is on the huge rock formations stretching in all directions ...
    •  Day hike
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Plentiful oak and prickly pear, as well as the remnants of a dam in the wash, are other attractions of this hike—but the ...

  • High View Nature Trail

    1 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    This nature trail travels to the top of a hill, providing a view over the Yucca Valley and the northern reaches of the park. Highlights: A peak hike with panoramic views of the park’s western ...
    •  Day hike
    •  1.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This nature trail travels to the top of a hill, providing a view over the Yucca Valley and the northern reaches of the park. ...

  • Cleghorn Lakes Wilderness Trails

    1 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    With a name like Cleghorn Lakes Wilderness one may be tempted to envision a shimmering blue oasis in the desert, however this wildland is named for normally dry lakes near the center of the wilderness. ...
    •  Guide

    With a name like Cleghorn Lakes Wilderness one may be tempted to envision a shimmering blue oasis in the desert, however ...

  • Golden Bee Mine Trail

    1 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    The mine is located near the top of a pass that drops southward into Fried Liver Wash. It provides a spectacular view to the north, particularly in the evening as the setting sun lights up Pinto ...
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    The mine is located near the top of a pass that drops southward into Fried Liver Wash. It provides a spectacular view to ...

  • Coxcomb Mountains Trail

    0 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    The Coxcombs are likely the most rugged and perpendicular mountains in Joshua Tree National Park, in its wildest and least-visited northeast corner. Their relative isolation alone, far from any ...
    •  3 to 5 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    The Coxcombs are likely the most rugged and perpendicular mountains in Joshua Tree National Park, in its wildest and least-visited ...

  • Lost Horse Mine

    0 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    The Lost Horse Mine, one of the few highly profitable gold mines in Southern California, yielded 10,000 ounces of gold between 1894 and 1931. The story of the mine was related by William Keys, ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Lost Horse Mine, one of the few highly profitable gold mines in Southern California, yielded 10,000 ounces of gold between ...

  • Ryan Mountain

    0 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    Elongated Ryan Mountain rises above the boulder-studded plains of Lost Horse and Queen Valleys in Joshua Tree National Park. The view from the top is arguably the best in the national park, encompassing ...
    •  2 hours
    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Elongated Ryan Mountain rises above the boulder-studded plains of Lost Horse and Queen Valleys in Joshua Tree National Park. ...

  • Geology Tour Drive

    0 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    The self-guided Geology Tour loop in the park’s Pleasant Valley is a chance to see and learn about the park’s complex geology and its human history. Although it can be taken as a drive in its ...
    •  Easy to Moderate
    •  2 hours
    •  17.1 miles
    •  Guide

    The self-guided Geology Tour loop in the park’s Pleasant Valley is a chance to see and learn about the park’s complex geology ...

  • Old Dale Road

    0 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    Two deserts meet in Joshua Tree National Park, the Colorado and the Mojave. This trail crosses the Colorado Desert section of the park, traveling through the spectacular and varied vegetation ...
    •  Moderate
    •  3 hours
    •  25.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Two deserts meet in Joshua Tree National Park, the Colorado and the Mojave. This trail crosses the Colorado Desert section ...

  • Geology Tour Road

    0 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    This tour gives you the opportunity of explore some of the California desert's most impressive geologic features. Two highlights are prehistoric Native American rock carvings and a panoramic ...
    •  20.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This tour gives you the opportunity of explore some of the California desert's most impressive geologic features. Two highlights ...

  • Barker Dam/ Hidden Valley

    0 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    A 13.4-mile network of roads crisscrosses this valley of boulder piles and Joshua trees. Several bike racks have been placed in this area so you can lock your bike and go hiking.
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    A 13.4-mile network of roads crisscrosses this valley of boulder piles and Joshua trees. Several bike racks have been placed ...

  • Queen Valley

    0 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    Queen Valley does a wonderful job of introducing visitors to the region. The easy, flat dirt roads of this route provide access to several short hiking trails that showcase Joshua Tree’s rock ...
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Queen Valley does a wonderful job of introducing visitors to the region. The easy, flat dirt roads of this route provide ...

  • Geology Tour Road

    0 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    An out-and-back ride topped with a terminus loop, this tour provides an enlightening look at the unique geology of Joshua Tree National Park. Bring along the Park Service’s Geology Tour Road ...
    •  16.9 miles
    •  Guide

    An out-and-back ride topped with a terminus loop, this tour provides an enlightening look at the unique geology of Joshua ...

  • Pinkham Canyon

    0 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    This trip travels from the lower, dryer Colorado Desert to the higher-elevation, colder, and wetter Mojave, which results in a lot of changing topography. It can be ridden as an out-and-back ...
    •  23.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip travels from the lower, dryer Colorado Desert to the higher-elevation, colder, and wetter Mojave, which results ...

  • Indian Trail

    0 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    Indian Trail is a hiking trail in Twentynine Palms, California. It is 5.8 miles long and begins at 1,705 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.0 miles with a total elevation gain of ...
    •  5.8 miles

    Indian Trail is a hiking trail in Twentynine Palms, California. It is 5.8 miles long and begins at 1,705 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • Jackass Trail

    0 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    Jackass Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Twentynine Palms, California. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 2,629 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.5 miles with a total ...
    •  0.2 miles

    Jackass Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Twentynine Palms, California. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 2,629 ...

  • Foothill Drive

    0 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    Foothill Drive is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Twentynine Palms, California. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 2,715 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total ...
    •  0.2 miles

    Foothill Drive is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Twentynine Palms, California. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 2,715 ...