Queen Vally Road

Joshua Tree National Park, California

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Queen Vally Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Riverside County, California. It is within Joshua Tree National Park. It is 3.3 miles long and begins at 4,394 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 248 feet.
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Queen Vally Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Riverside County, California. It is within Joshua Tree National Park. It is 3.3 miles long and begins at 4,394 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 248 feet. This trail connects with the following: Bighorn Pass Road, O'Dell Road and Dessert Queen Mine Road.
Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Joshua Tree National Park
Distance: 3.3
Elevation Gain: 248 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 4,394 feet
Top Elevation: 4,458 feet
Parks: Joshua Tree National Park
Elevation Min/Max: 4316/4458 ft
Elevation Start/End: 4394/4399 ft

Queen Vally Road Professional Reviews and Guides

"Queen Mtn. (5687´) is the second tallest summit in Joshua Tree National Park and is one of the most fun scrambles in the park. This cross-country adventure features a walk along a sandy wash, followed by a scramble up a rocky gully to the summit rocks. Queen Mtn. offers grand views over Queen Valley, the Wonderland of Rocks, and out to the high ridges of San Gorgonio and San Jacinto. Queen Mtn. is in a day-use area; no camping is allowed."

"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 formations and desert landscape. You can either ride this as an out-and-back on dirt or as a loop ride on paved Park Boulevard. Since the paved stretch is less scenic and longer, I recommend returning the way you came via dirt roads."

Queen Vally Road Reviews

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This is an excellent trail for beginning riders. There are some minor sandy spots, but generally the road is well maintained with no technically difficult spots. We parked at Geology Tour Road and biked from there to Hidden Valley and back. We did take the alternate dirt road on the way back and avoided Park Blvd as much as possible. We saw very little vehicle traffic on the dirt roads. The hiking trails to Barker Dam and through Hidden Valley were nice excursions. The trip as planned entailed a very subtle downhill ride for the first half, with subtle uphill for the second half. This was not an issue for experienced riders, but beginners would prefer to get the uphill part over with at the first half. Maybe an option would be to park at Hidden Valley and ride out and back from there.
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