Panorama Loop Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yucca Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Joshua Trees, Pinyon Pines, Spectacular Mountain and Desert Views With a trailhead situated at about 4000 ft. elevation, the Panorama Loop Trail within the Black Rock Canyon area of Joshua Tree National Park offers some of the most interesting flora and spectacular views within all of Joshua Tree National Park. Located within the northwestern-most portion of the park, Joshua Trees are plentiful and temperatures are much cooler than in the parts further south, and the botanical and geological "surprises" to be encountered by a Black Rock Canyon hiker, to say nothing of the spectacular views of the San Gorgonio Mountains and surrounding desert terrain, make this sandy and often uphill trek very worthwhile. The trail, which begins adjacent to campsite #30 in the Black Rock Canyon Campground, is well-signed-be sure to keep your eyes open for the markers with the letters "PL" (Panorama Loop). Obtain a trail map at the Ranger Station/Visitor Center, wear sturdy shoes and gaiters, and carry plenty of water-there is NONE along the trail.
Overall great trail! The walk from the campground is about 20 minutes and on the duller side, but you are rewarded with some really awesome views. Also, despite hiking this on a Saturday afternoon, we only crossed paths with two other pairs of hikers!
Nice day out! Lots of flowers, green vegetation, and small critters to look at.
This trail is awesome! It just got a lot of work put into it by the JT trail crew in 2015. I know because I helped with it. I recommend it to all my friends. The views are spectacular.
Slightly more than easy if you are not accustomed to hiking at altitude. It was a beautiful hike with great variety of desert plants and scenic perspectives. Several trail options if you want to go farther and higher.
This is a great trail! I run the whole thing once a month or so. It's really about 7 miles out and back from the campground. Clearly marked and absolutely beautiful.
The only reason it is a four star because most of the trail is in a wash. However it really is one of the better hikes in Blackrock area. Just remember to get on the Panorama loop trail you are on the West loop trail for a bit till you get to the water tank above camp site #30. Then just follow the trail markers through the wash and as you are also on the warn peak trail for a while till you brake off on Panorama loop which is marked with PL. There is no major climbing at all climbing about 1,000ft. but the view from the top is amazing. On most days you can not only see the Palm Springs area but also Saltine Sea. The trail then follows the hill side till you come back down and around to the wash. There is a connector to Warne Peak at the bottom of the was when you finish the loop (the signs is a wooden sign and by a big old Pine. wonderful hike.
I loved it ! It's always relaxing hiking in the desert :).
A very nice little nature walk if you are in Joshua tree national park.