California Riding and Hiking Trail: Keys View Road to Pinto Basin Road

MODERATE 5 reviews
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California Riding and Hiking Trail: Keys View Road to Pinto Basin Road is a 10.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Desert Center, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
505 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

6 months ago

Most beautiful 38 miles I've ever hiked

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
Sunday, April 10, 2016

I hiked the full 38 miles of this trail just before Thanksgiving of last year. The goal was to complete it in under two days. Starting at Black Rock canyon I managed to complete a very challenging 26 miles the first day. Set up camp in the backcountry then finished the final 12 the next morning before noon. It takes you the entire west-east length of the scenic part of Joshua Tree.

hiking
Saturday, March 21, 2015