Explore the most popular No Dogs trails in Joshua Tree National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
icy
snow
18 hours ago

My husband and I did this hike just a day after the snowfall in Southern California. Although the weather was clear, the higher parts of the trail were completely covered in snow - it was beautiful! It was freezing cold with chilly winds throughout and I had 2 layers of jackets and a pair of gloves the entire time. The climb was moderate and not too tiring. The view from the top was gorgeous - capturing snow and desert in the same landscape was an experience in itself. Highly recommended!

hiking
rocky
1 day ago

hiking
no shade
1 day ago

on Lost Palms Oasis

hiking
no shade
2 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

Great scenery, easy hike. A bit crowded. Definitely check it out as its right off the main road!

Went for a walk at dusk and ended up doing a night hike.

Nice 360 view at the top. Lots of Joshua trees. Serene.

Great trail for beginners in good shape! All snow has melted as of this AM!

North View trail had great views and lots of interesting rocks and terrain. Maze Loop portion was not that exciting. Not sure why they call it the Maze. Trail was easy to follow.

hiking
rocky
7 days ago

on Berdoo Canyon

ohv/off road driving
7 days ago

Stock Wrangler sport did fine heading south, despite a bit of scraping in the rocky narrow bit. Everything else was easy, though as noted below be careful as the washed out Dillon road emerges, it ends abruptly which could wipe the smile off someone’s face who is not paying attention.

hiking
no shade
8 days ago

hiking
rocky
8 days ago

Nice hike.

hiking
8 days ago

Great easy trail! Mastadon peak was amazing!

No water in the dam

hiking
no shade
8 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

Definitely a “hard” trail with a long vertical ascent requiring bouldering over large obstacles. The peak has great views. The way down also requires constant re-routing to find the best route. Easy to get off the unmarked trail, bring a map. 4 hours in total for us moving at a slow to moderate pace. Second time on this trail and haven’t seen anyone else on the trail.

off trail
rocky
scramble
9 days ago

Today for the first time since we moved to yucca valley the trail was covered in snow. I highly recommend doing this hike if it ever snows here

hiking
9 days ago

This trail is well maintained and fairly easy, even for a 63 yr old klutz like me. Really pretty scenery, including spectacular vistas, unique cacti, and awesome rock formations.

hiking
9 days ago

nice trail in middle of Joshua's trees and rocks. climbers will be happy! lots of animals too: birds, squirrels, rabbit (if you go a bit out of track and don't make noise) nice rocks to stop for lunch in Willow hole. very quiet, no sounds. path with sand in the end. be careful of spiky cactus! (everywhere)

Gorgeous views at the top but lots of snow, to the point where snow shoes would’ve been perfect.

hiking
snow
10 days ago

Trailhead can be tricky to find; there is a small sign to the left of Site 30 where the trail begins from the road. Don't go into the campsite. :) 5-6" of snow fell the days before we did this hike, so the trail was a mixed bag of packed sand, snow, and slush. Combined with the gradual incline of the trail, it made it an "Easy" hike on the day we hiked it. (The rangers told us that it was normally a fairly deep sand trail, which is why I'm guessing that it has a Moderate rating.) The views in both directions are incredible, and with the snow it was even more so. I wished that we had time to do one of the "Add On" loops but this was really great in and of itself. Lots of joshua trees and beautiful rock formations; birds were the only animals active during our time there. Rabbit tracks were in the snow, but none were out & about.

hiking
off trail
rocky
10 days ago

Completed this trail Thanksgiving morning in a stock 2016 4Runner limited. No problem navigating this trail but as an inexperienced off-roader there were two spots that got my heart thumping and one spot I had to get out and arrange some boulders to keep my truck from scraping. My biggest fear was risk of flash floods as you drive through the canyon and navigate the wash. Fun times!

bird watching
10 days ago

Lovely trail for a winter hike. Took about 3 hours total, the last mile or so is a Sandy wash but nothing too bad! enjoyed the large Joshua trees in the beginning and the desert riparian vegetation at the end! Saw some good birds too.

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