High View Nature Trail is a 2.1 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Yucca Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 2.1 km Elevation Gain: 98 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from Oasis Visitor Center: Drive westward on Highway 62 and turn south on Joshua Lane, which will lead to Black Rock Canyon. Before reaching the entrance to the campground turn right and drive to South Park parking area.

Was a good hike. Took me about an hour and a half with me taking a few stops to take in the views. Would do it again

hiking
3 months ago

Great little trail! We ended up taking the West Loop Trail from the campgrounds over to High View and made this a 3 mile hike, which was awesome. You could see for miles from the high points of this trail and the view was just beautiful! Definitely recommend for an easy hike.

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3 months ago

Decent trail, think there are better ones inside the park that are the same length (Hidden Valley, and Cap trails)

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no shade
rocky
4 months ago

Great hike with terrific view. We went counter clockwise, thus our descend was a bit more challenging. The views at the top were rewarding. There's a thin layer of haze covering the mountains view.

hiking
over grown
rocky
4 months ago

Definitely a nice trail. One side is pretty overgrown and a little hard to follow but still really nice. The view is amazing

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icy
4 months ago

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icy
snow
5 months ago

Awesome trail with gorgeous views at sunset! We had a lot of ice and snow on the ground. Be careful!

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no shade
5 months ago

Excellent, short hike with beautiful scenery. I did it in the rain today so I had the place to myself.

hiking
6 months ago

Great spot to catch a sunset!

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9 months ago

Beautiful trail! Go early as the sun is rising.

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Tue May 14 2019

Excellent trail with breathtaking view. There’s steps on it! It is very nicely marked!

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Sun Apr 21 2019

Very nice views from up top.

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Sun Mar 17 2019

Great views! Nice short hike that has some elevation change to it. Lots of birds and other wildlife.

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Sat Feb 23 2019

Nice little hike with great views!

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no shade
rocky
Sat Feb 23 2019

Like other trails in this corner of JTNP, this has a different feel from the more iconic, touristy parts of the Park . It's a very picturesque and relatively short walk in the Little San Bernardinos above Yucca Valley, with some mild elevation gain on well-maintained stone stairs, lots of stunning views of the surrounding mountains, and plenty of scenic rocks and joshua trees. Very pretty stuff, and easily accessible without paying the ususal park entrance fee. Particularly great after a big snow storm.

hiking
Tue Feb 19 2019

Short hike up to amazing panoramic views of the mountains and valley at the midpoint. Snowed a couple of days before which added to the beauty.

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Sat Jan 19 2019

Steep for my bum knee but worth if for the views!

Thu Jan 03 2019

Very quick hike with nice views at the peak halfway through

hiking
Mon Dec 31 2018

Loved this for a quiet early evening hike. Beautiful vegetation and rewarding views all along. Pair this with the short but steep South Peak trail across the parking lot for a great 2 mile hike!

Sat Dec 29 2018

Short & sweet

Fri Nov 09 2018

Great option for the hiker wanting a slight challenge with rewarding view! Loved learning from the nature trail markers along the way.

Sat Jul 21 2018

We love this trail!!! Awesome views provide an excellent reward for the hike up! In the spring, the wildflowers are usually abundant along the path and the view of San G is awesome with the snow peak visible.

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Sat May 12 2018

Great trail for little hikers that don’t mind some climbing. Rock staircases are fascinating, and at 1.3 miles it won’t turn the kids off. Great views, great flora and great fauna.

Sun Apr 22 2018

Great nature hike

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Wed Mar 28 2018

A fun relatively short hike. Family friendly - we hiked it in about an hour with 2 young children.

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Mon Jan 01 2018

Fantastic hike!

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