Split Rock Loop Trail

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Split Rock Loop Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Desert Center, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

1.9 miles 252 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


Nice short loop in Joshua Tree National Park Turn off Park Blvd into the Split Rock day use area. Take trail either way. Nice roc formations, wildlife, and desert landscapes. Make sure to take the extra side trip to see Face Rock.

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8 months ago

Cool rock forms

9 months ago

This is a great trail that isn't on the park map (that I can remember). It shows as a picnic area. The trail meanders past some killer rock formations that have all sorts of character. It appears that there are "faces" and animals all over the place in these rock formations. I only picked up one piece of trash on the trail. Very clean, and a very cool hike!

2 years ago

Beautiful 2.2 mile hike in Joshua Tree National Park. Trail is easy and runs thru, open desert, beautiful rock formations and under some nicely shaded pines. There are tons of birds and lizards. Take the side trail to Face Rock, it's only about .2 miles off the main trail and it is totally worth the extra few minutes. Took my 8yr old son and he had a wonderful time.