Barker Dam Nature Trail

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Barker Dam Nature Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Twenty-nine Palms, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
49 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from Oasis Visitor Center: Follow Twentynine Palms Highway (62) westward to Joshua Tree. In Joshua Tree turn left on Park Boulevard, which becomes Quail Springs Road after crossing Alta Loma Drive. Follow Quail Springs Road to the improved road that leads to Hidden Valley Campground. Continue driving past the campground entrance about one mile to the Barker Dam Trail parking area

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does not let you check in

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1 month ago

Short hike but beautiful view of the dam and a nice place to relax if you've been trekking much of the park.

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1 month ago

Large family friendly. We have 5 small children under 10 and really enjoy this hike. There are parts where we carry the 2 year old, but other than that the littles can do most of it and enjoy climbing.

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1 month ago

Nice easy quick hike. Had fun looking at all the unique rock formations. I look forward to returning when thares water in the lake.

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1 month ago

sadly no water in the dam, but the hike was amazing.

2 months ago

A clear sunny day creates the perfect picturesque scenes featured on this trail.

It'll take about and hour round trip if you factor in the frequent stops you'll take to snap shots.

Easy peasy, but being that it is the most popular trail in the park it can get a little congested. No dogs, boo....

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2 months ago