Pine City and Pine City Canyon Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews
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Pine City and Pine City Canyon Trail is a 11 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 accessible from March until October.

11.0 miles 1883 feet Out & Back





nature trips

trail running



wild flowers



no dogs

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1 year ago

Pine city trail is on trail head along with the Maze Loop, Trail. It's actually in Joshua Tree National Park the west entrance side of the park. Not Desert Center. There are several less trafficked trails on this side.

2 years ago

Nice easy hike through some beautiful desert. Not a lot of people, on the trail, I saw only two others. I did this trail after the Desert Suitable for small children as long as they like to walk. There are not a lot of climbable rock formations around this trail.

3 years ago

Beautiful views on this hike. Trail is rather flat and suitable for all skill levels. The rock formations, pines and valleys are wonderful. The trail ends about 1.6 miles in at a sign that states the trail is not maintained past that point. This is an excellent spot to sit and relax under a pine or in a rock and just enjoy the solitude. If you like peace and quiet this is definitely a must do.

Great easy hike amongst the Joshua Trees, Junipers and Honey Mesquites. You have to drive down a well maintained dirt road to get to the trail head. There's a bathroom at the parking lot.
I took the spur a bit past Pine City up to a vista. The extra mile (rt) was well worth the view.

3 years ago