Top Adventures in Twentynine Palms

  • Hike the Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail

    Just off highway 62 lies an easy 1/2 day hike with incredible views of the Morongo Valley. Though technically part of the park, the out-of-the-way-ness of the hike means you don't need to pay the $20 National Park fee. Parking is ample, and there'...

    3 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike the Pine City Canyon Trail

    The Pine City Canyon Trail features beautiful wildflowers in the spring. As you approach Pine Canyon, the views become very unique: there's a large gash in a rock that is Pine Canyon. The canyon stretches for quite a distance and the view is amazi...

    11 miles 1830 ft gain

  • Canyoneer Joshua Tree's Rattlesnake Slot Canyon

    The trailhead is located at the end of Indian Cove road. From Indian Cove Campground, take the road to the east about a mile to a picnic area where there is parking at the mouth of the canyon.From the picnic area hike up the Canyon in a south to s...

  • Explore the Desert Queen Mine and Wash

    This is a great trail and arguably, entering the mines is the coolest part. Bring a headlamp so you can see down tunnels. As you go past the giant boulders on the right, you enter a nice microclimate of cooler air and scrubby oak trees. Don't forg...

    4.9 miles 672 ft gain

  • Hike Split Rock Loop in Joshua Tree National Park

    Starting out at the Split Rock Trail parking lot, you'll see Split Rock, which might be the most visited boulder in the park. Everyone makes a visit to it and while it is absolutely amazing, it's great to take the hour or two to wander around to m...

    2.65 miles 170 ft gain

  • Hike the Split Rock Trail

    From Park Blvd you'll turn off onto a dirt road labelled with signs for Split Rock. At the end of the road there is a round about with parking and picnic tables.  Split Rock is at the parking lot and the trail starts from here. The trail begins fr...

    2 miles 168 ft gain

  • Hike the Wall Street Mill

    Hike along the easy Wall Street Mill Trail for about one mile and you will reach the mill - if you are into night photography, this is an amazing subject that will bring you back again and again, always capturing something different. Explore aroun...

    2.2 miles

  • Hike the Barker Dam

    The Barker Damn trail is a 1.5 mile loop trail across flat terrain which makes it great for the whole family. The hike starts out from the Barker Dam parking lot which is shared with the Wall Street Mill trailhead. You can find the Barker Dam tr...

    1.5 miles

  • Watch the Sunset from Echo Rock

    Park your car at the Echo Rock Parking Area.  The trail starts next to the outhouse and heads north.  As you walk through the sand, there is a large rock pile to your right, the top of that is your destination.  Continue walking until you've reach...

    0.5 miles 200 ft gain

  • Camp at Joshua Tree's Jumbo Rocks

    Set your tent up next to a wall of tall boulders. This campground can offer a little shade, which is key especially during the warmer months. At the campground, there are 124 first-come, first-serve sites for $10 per night. Each campsite comes ava...

  • Hike Skull Rock Trail at Joshua Tree National Park

    You can park at the Jumbo Rocks Campground to start this quick hike. There are two parking locations for this campground and it will be easiest if you use the first one you see, rather than going farther off the road and right next to the campsite...

    1.8 miles 185 ft gain

  • Backpack the Boy Scout's Trail in Joshua Tree

    The Boy Scout trail connects the main part of the National Park to the outer rim campground, Indian Cove Campground. All backcountry overnight trips must be registered at a registration board (free, self-registration). Start this trip at the regis...

    8 miles 600 ft gain

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    • Twentynine Palms, California

      Indian Cove Campground

      Overview Indian Cove Campground lies amid the huge, steep rock formations for which Joshua Tree National Park is known. Because of its proximity to many rock climbing routes, it is a popular campin...

      From $20/night

    • Joshua Tree, California

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      This cozy yet modern cabin is the perfect desert hideaway and is accessed by dirt roads. Enjoy your stay with two bedrooms featuring queen beds, AC/Heat, an over-sized bathroom, a full kitchen to ...

      From $162.50/night

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      Black Rock Equestrian Campground

      Overview Black Rock Horse Campground lies among one of the thickest Joshua tree forests in Joshua Tree National Park. Its location on the park's northern perimeter makes it a popular rest stop for ...

      From $20/night

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    • Twentynine Palms, California

      Cottonwood Campground (Ca)

      Overview Cottonwood Campground is one of the best places in Joshua Tree National Park for stargazing and wildflower viewing. Easy access from Interstate 10, makes it a popular stopover for traveler...

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      Jumbo Rocks Campground

      Overview Jumbo Rocks Campground lies amid the huge, steep rock formations for which Joshua Tree National Park is known. Close proximity to many boulders and rock formations, it is a popular camping...

      From $15/night

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