Indian Cove Nature Trail

Twentynine Palms, California

Indian Cove Nature Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This short loop hike introduces hikers to plants of the creosote bush scrub plant community that dominates much of the park and affords fine views into Joshua Tree’s greatest concentration of monzogranite domes—the Wonderland of Rocks. The nature trails in Joshua Tree National Park are generally short; most are a mile or less. These trails have interpretive signs to help hikers become familiar with the flora, fauna, and natural features of the diverse landscapes found in the park. This particular trail takes you through an interesting collection of plants typical of the creosote bush scrub plant community, such as creosote bush, Mojave yucca, and pencil cholla. These plants are commonly found on the desert floor and in the foothills of desert ranges in southern California, where annual precipitation rarely exceeds 8 inches."

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Trail Information

Twentynine Palms
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
20 to 30 minutes
Best October through mid-May
3,334 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,380 feet
Top Elevation
Joshua Tree National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Indian Cove
Local Maps

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Jun 2018