Arch Rock Nature Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Twentynine Palms, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

Length1.2 miElevation gain88 ftRoute typeOut & back
Kid friendlyHikingWalkingViewsWildflowersWildlifeNo shadeFeeNo dogs
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Joshua Tree National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are per vehicle or per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is per person. You can also purchase a park-specific annual pass. Please check with the park website for current rates. Please park at Twin Tanks Backcountry Board/Arch Rock Nature Trail lot. Do not park at the White Tank Campground as this area is for campers only. Open all year, the Arch Rock Nature Trail features rock formations popular with the young crowd at Joshua Tree National Park.

Park at the campground or at a turn out on Pinto Basin Rd.

I-10 heading East, exit Hwy 62 and go up to Joshua Tree, turn right on Park Blvd. Enter Joshua Tree National Park. Parking is at Twin Tanks Backcountry Board/Arch Rock Nature Trail.

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Philip Welsh
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Hiking

Short easy little trail to a small rock arch. Tons of people having photo shoots which is a little distracting.

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Angela Busscher
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Hiking

Awesome sunrise at the Arch rock. A very popular spot do get there early. Then walked up the hill diagonally to the left of the arch rock to find the heart rock. Overall, awesome hike!

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Ana Marta Carvalho
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HikingGreat!

We saw multiple people but it wasn't super crowded. It was a really fun hike, recommend it!

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Hylary Locsin
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Pretty but far from my favorite trail in Joshua Tree. Crowded, not a ton to see, and most of the trail is right by the road. The arch rock is cool, but there are definitely better spots to enjoy the beauty of Joshua Tree.

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Kelsey Waite
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Chris Hurst
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Hiking

Hot but good bouldering

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Christy Scronce
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Walking

Completed on 3/20/21. Extremely crowded but nice views. Not everyone was wearing their masks.

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Olivia Beautywithintoo
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Scenic driving

Joshua tree national park is the perfect place to visit.Check out my recent YouTube video guiding you before you make your trip out there:) Video Guide to the beautiful and expansive desert scene:) https://youtu.be/MEE0kqM5tcQ

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Tal Kocen
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Amazing.

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Ana Gutierrez
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Hiking

Was not able to find the heart rock

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Isabella Tan
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Did this as a sunset walk and it was stunning! Rock formations were gorgeous.

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Basanth Roy
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Hiking

Nice hike. Was cool breeze day as well. Not

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Jahan Sagafi
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Hiking

Arch rock hike in Joshua tree park with cousins. Got separated from Kristen and Cheryl and had to go back to get them.

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Joshua Hoffman
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HikingGreat!
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Mike Brewer
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Hiking

Fun Boulder climbing but no arch in sight

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Jeffrey Corpus
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Tris Roland
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Hiking

what a beautiful trail

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Nancy Levyssohn
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Very helpful

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Chris & Joy H.
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Amazing. Humbling.

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Penny Piotraschke
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Vitaliy Vaysfeld
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Fishing
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Надежда Желание-токарь
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Hiking

It’s a pretty short hike but really fun. Im glad we came earlier or else we would need to park on the street. We went iff route because there’s so much interesting things to see. Took a lot of pictures and went under the rocks. If you like canyoneering, go down right after the arch and go right, crawl under the rock and you will enjoy the little rock runnel that will lead you back to a trail by the picnic site and go back to the trail again

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Patrícia Eaton
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Stan Miles
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Yemi Falokun
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Dulce Natalie
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Christian Woodward
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Hiking

Lot of great photo-ops on this trail. Can be a little pain to follow in spots but just refer to your map on here. Well-marked with signs with an arrow for the most part.

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Willem Schott
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Nora Holt
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Hiking

Not super well marked but you’ll be fine

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