Black Rock Canyon Trail to Warren Peak is a 5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Yucca Valley, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Highway 62: Travel eastward from Yucca Valley to Joshua Lane. Turn right on Joshua Lane and travel to the Black Canyon Ranger Station. Park in the ranger station parking area and walk to the Black Canyon Trailhead near the campground.
Well to start the trail like most of the Black Rock area trails you can start at the backcountry board in the campground or over by camp site #30. We started at site #30 there you will see the trail head sign follow them till see the water tank just a tiny bit north on the fire road you will see west loop trail (Warren Peak will not be on the sign), follow it for a 1 mile or 1.5 mile. Then you will finally see Warren peak sign. A good 1.5 mile you will be in a washhope you enjoy sand. There is a small spring on the trail when we were there. Then continue to follow the signs about 2 miles the signs will be a wooden post. Follow the W.P. wooden sign. Up to this point the trail is not very steep, last mile it becomes pretty steep, though the trail is in good enough shape you do feel safe going up to the peak, you will be looking right at the peak for the final climb, once at the top there is a geological survey maker there with AMAZING views of Yucca Valley, Morongo Valley, Palm Springs area and even the Salten sea. The trail continues to Warren View, which is a short side trail, the view is not quite as good as the peak and it is also lower elevation. Enjoy lunch up at the peak take in the view, rest drink water because soon you will be walking back down the same trail and back in the sandy wash.