Black Rock Loop Trail

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Black Rock Loop Trail is a 11 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yucca Valley, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from September until May. Horses are also able to use this trail.

11.0 miles 1735 feet Loop



nature trips

off road driving

trail running

horseback riding


wild flowers


no dogs

7 months ago

2 years ago

Great little hike with a fantastic view of San Jacinto Peak! I parked at the Black Rock ranger station and walked to the trailhead, due east and then cut north when you hit the T. People also park at the trailhead. There are maps for free at the ranger station and also a map on the board at the trailhead. It is called the "Panorama Loop" now. You first walk through the canyon and then do the loop. Easy to follow. You are rewarded with great views for a pretty easy hike.

3 years ago

This area is actually quite nice. Many of the wonderful trails at Black Rock Canyons will be deserted, don't be too surprised when you see that. There's a service road that looks like trail at the campground if you ended up walking there, eventually it will lead you to the trails on the southwest, so it's not a total lost if happen to stumble there by accident. The actual trail starts on the left side of the main entrance to the campground. Starting at Black Rock Canyon Trail, walk to the end and continue on to Panorama Loop trail then go to Warren Peak Trail.

Partial hikes was the agenda today. Was not on a mission to hike any peaks because those usually are very far. If anybody wanted to see what Joshua Trees environment was about? instead of going to Warren Peak, go left to Short Loop Trail, then right to Canyon View Trail. Then you'll understand the beauty of Joshua trees ! :)