Willow Hole Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Joshua Tree, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Lots of gorgeous views. The trail is clear and well maintained.
I took this trail today the day after a big all day rainstorm that set records in California. The fun thing about this hike was you were actually hiking through a creek for a little less than a half-mile. You get your feet wet no matter what! Nothing scary, I just wish I thought of going barefoot before socks got wet. Beautiful day. If you go all the way through there is a hidden waterfall with a sketchy approach - so I only heard it. You walk through a beautiful valley.
This hike is everything great that's been written. Many patches of sand along the trail which make the going slower, true, but the scenery's worth. Bring lunch and have it under the dense shade of the willows. High season's hell to park off Park Boulevard so arrive early. Well worth it.
This is a really great hike. It had some of the best open scenery I'd ever seen. The last part of the hike before the turn around was thru sand which became a bit of a workout. There was a basin with some water, non drinkable, but full of toads who were mating. ot was really awesome site
This is an ok hike in the beginning. The wonderland of rocks is very cool to see. The last leg of the hike of the hike is a slog though through sand. I would stop at the end of the wonderland when the ground gets soft and turn around!
if the weather is cool then an easy hike rather than a moderate if distance not an issue fot you.
I thought this hike was amazing. You hike the Boy Scout trail through the Joshua tree forest to meet up with the Willow Hole trail. This trail leads you directly into the Wonderland of Rocks. Which is awesome. Once you hit the little water hole (Willow Hole), do some bouldering. This is where most turn around and head back, as I did. Good day hike, do this one!
pretty nice trail. moderate for the most part. there's a slight rock scramble between miles 2 and 3, nothing major. a bit later there's a slight incline but then levels off and is pretty easy til the end. i did this in december so temps were managable, 58 when i started and probably 78 mid hike by willow hole and slightly cooler by the time i arrived back at indian cove. had the trail to myself for the most part. there were one or two trail runners at the beginning. walked passed folks who were camping out at about mile 4. there were quite a few folks at the willow hole end. definitely recommend doing this, at least in the cooler months.
Nice day hike.