Cap Rock and Gram Parsons Nature Trail

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Cap Rock and Gram Parsons Nature Trail is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Twentynine Palms, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 39 feet Route Type: Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

do u think I can take a stroller there its a boudle big wheel stroller

hiking
1 month ago

This would be a good trail to take kids. Extremely well marked trail, and I believe you could roll a wheelchair along this one too if you have differently abled people with you and want to bring them. really cool views of the Joshua trees. Cute little hike.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

This trail is very easy and very beautiful, a great combination. I’d recommend doing it to end a day in the park after a longer hike.

hiking
4 months ago

This is a very easy hike and a great opportunity to experience Joshua Tree!

hiking
8 months ago

Very hard to find Cap Rock in the dark, but once the sun came up, we saw it and parked and got out of the car. My group was there to visit the Gram Parsons memorial, which was awesome. There was a guitar neck sticking out of the ground under the giant rock, and many offerings of alcohol and cigarettes and joints. We also found a geocache nearby with poems and letters to Gram, and added our own mementos to it. Sunrise is an amazing time to experience Joshua Tree, and the little diner outside the park was great too.

hiking
8 months ago

The Cap Rock Nature Trail loop is a great way for those with limited mobility to experience the amazing wonders of Joshua Tree.

walking
11 months ago

Quick, easy stroll along a highly manicured path. There are educational plaques along the way which help you appreciate why JTNP is so unique and spectacular. There are picnic tables at the parking lot but we chose one of several benches along the path to sit and eat our lunch, in view of Ryan Mountain. We got to see a couple of jackrabbits as a bonus! This seemed to be a popular area for rock climbers as well, both new and seasoned.

hiking
Sat May 05 2018

Actually I didn't find this rock like a cap. Not as interesting as many other rooks in this park. However, it's luck that we saw some people climbing the rock beside the trail. They are great!

hiking
Thu Feb 22 2018

Great little trail with some neat rock formations. Signs throughout with desert plant info.

walking
Mon Jul 24 2017

Nice little signs around to learn

Tue Jul 18 2017

This hike has a little bit of everything in the park. There are two Joshua trees guarding the trail at one point, which made for a fun photo. Bunnies and lizards crossed our path along the way. The rock cap was neat!

Mon Jan 30 2017

Nice and short trail. It is great when not a lot of people go on it.

walking
Sat Jan 21 2017

Very short trail ... flat and easy. Great picture opportunities.

Wed Dec 14 2016

Easy and nice walk.

hiking
Mon Nov 03 2014

Great trail for young and old alike. It is wheelchair accessible, so parents with very young children in strollers can enjoy this scenic, easy walk. It has sign posts, along the way, that point out various desert features the average visitor may not be aware of. It is an excellent trail to see the monzogranite rock formations, for which the park is famous.

hiking
Sat May 19 2012

Visit here and you might miss the feature that gives this rock formation its name... Cap Rock. At the beginning of the trail, turn north and you will see it! Then complete the loop where there are several rest benches to relax, and enjoy the wonderful world of Joshua Tree!

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