California Riding and Hiking Trail: Keys View Road to Pinto Basin Road is a 21.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Desert Center, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.
I hiked the full 38 miles of this trail just before Thanksgiving of last year. The goal was to complete it in under two days. Starting at Black Rock canyon I managed to complete a very challenging 26 miles the first day. Set up camp in the backcountry then finished the final 12 the next morning before noon. It takes you the entire west-east length of the scenic part of Joshua Tree.