Twentynine Palms, CA Trails and Parks

Twentynine Palms has 104 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 most popular trails are Wonderland of Rocks Traverse, Joshua Tree National Park Trails and Joshua Tree National Park and Palm Springs Area Campgrounds. Trails.com member Jude B. recently completed Quail Mtn..
  • Berdoo CanyonView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  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 for the Geology Tour ...

  • Wonderland of Rocks TraverseView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  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 agonizingly slow degrees. ...

  • Barker Dam Nature TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  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. The Wonderland of Rocks ...

  • Ryan MountainView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  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. The view from the ...

  • Ryan MountainView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    What a misnomer! This was never a city and the pines are scarce, but it’s a lovely green spot to visit. Bighorn sheep are drawn to this desert ...

  • Old Dale Mining District DriveView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  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 of late afternoon, are ...

  • Brooklyn Mine RoadView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  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 not apply to the ...

  • Fortynine Palms Oasis TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a clear but rocky trail to the Fortynine Palms Oasis. From the parking lot it climbs to its highest point in the first half of the trip; ...

  • Joshua Tree National Park TrailsView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  40.2 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Arch Rock Nature TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  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 park. Informational ...

  • Barker Dam/ Hidden ValleyView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  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 in this area so ...

  • Skull Rock Nature TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  1.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail is haphazardly marked with rocks and not always clear. Although the eroded boulders are a spectacular sight, the information provided ...

  • Pine City/Canyon TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  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 pines. Still, the ...

  • Wonderland WashView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  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 primary focus is on ...

  • High View Nature TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  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. Highlights: A peak ...

  • Split RocksView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Climbing  
    •  Guide

    The Split Rocks area offers a diverse array of cliffs and towers in a less crowded region of the Park. The area is known for its classic crack ...

  • Queen ValleyView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • Geology Tour DriveView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  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 and its human history. ...

  • Cleghorn Lakes Wilderness TrailsView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • Lost Horse MineView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  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 1894 and 1931. ...

  • Cholla Cactus Garden Nature TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  5 to 7 hours
    •  0.25 miles
    •  Guide

    This massive array of cholla, a common species of the Colorado (Sonoran) Desert, is impressive even when it is not in bloom. From mid- to late ...

  • Cap Rock Nature TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  1.7 miles
    •  Guide

    These gargantuan bizarre boulders are a magnet for visitors. A Joshua tree forest surrounds the unusual jumbo rock formations. The nature trail’s ...

  • Hidden Valley Nature TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    This interpretive trail emphasizes the area’s historical uses as it travels the 1-mile perimeter of Hidden Valley with very little change in ...

  • Barker Dam TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  1 hour
    •  1.25 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail begins across sand, on a walkway of wooden posts connected by rope. The way is wide and level as it wanders and enters a boulder-filled ...

  • Golden Bee Mine TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Twentynine Palms, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  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 the north, particularly ...