The Maze

Joshua Tree National Park, California

Elevation Gain884ft
Trailhead Elevation3,960ft
Elevation Min/Max3944/4256ft
Elevation Start/End3960/3960ft

The Maze

The Maze is a hiking trail in San Bernardino County, California. It is within Joshua Tree National Park. It is 4.8 miles long and begins at 3,960 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 884 feet. This trail connects with the following: North View.

The Maze Professional Guides

Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Afoot and Afield: Inland Empire (Wilderness Press)
David & Jennifer Money Harris
View more trails from this guide book
"Visitors driving through the West Entrance of Joshua Tree are treated to views of outrageously jagged hills on the skyline. The Maze Loop explores some of these peaks and canyons, offering a taste of what makes Joshua Tree National Park famous. The hike travels through the Mojave Desert environment, presents some spectacular views, and passes the unusual Window Rock. This is a new trail and is not always well marked, especially in the Maze. When in doubt, look for cairns or footprints. Although the trip is relatively short, it is not recommended for inexperienced desert navigators at this time. A new parking lot and better trail signs may be in place by the time you do this hike."

The Maze Trip Reports

With no trip reports, your opinion of this trail could be huge! Help other outdoor enthusiasts today.

The Maze Photos

Show off your photography skills ... post your pics of this trail!

Trail Information

Joshua Tree National Park
Nearby City
Joshua Tree National Park
Skill Level
Joshua Tree National Park
Local Contacts

Trail Log