Boy Scout Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews
#45 of 97 trails in

Boy Scout Trail is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Joshua Tree, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking.

DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
173 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

no dogs

2 months ago

Starting out takes you across flat desert for a mile or so. After that, you get into the Wonderland of Rocks. It lives up to its name. Winding, rocky trail with different formations at every turn. It was a fun, moderate hike.

2 months ago

A very nice hike through many zones of the park. Great to park a car at Indian Cove then drive back and start from the top so most of the hike is downhill.

hiking
3 months ago

I would recommend starting this trail at the opposite end and maybe turning around after the slot canyon. The views were much better a couple miles in, although the slot canyon was fun.
Sand makes for a little tougher ascent but it’s gradual so not too bad.
What I loved about this trail is the fact that it is less visited and you can go miles without seeing anyone.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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Wednesday, December 09, 2015