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High View Nature Trail

MODERATE 109 reviews
#26 of 114 trails in

High View Nature Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly 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: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 321 feet 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.

hiking
1 month ago

Great spot to catch a sunset!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail! Go early as the sun is rising.

hiking
6 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice views from up top.

hiking
8 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

Nice little hike with great views!

hiking
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rocky
9 months ago

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
9 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

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

11 months ago

Very quick hike with nice views at the peak halfway through

hiking
11 months ago

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!

11 months ago

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.

hiking
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

hiking
Wed Mar 28 2018

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

hiking
Mon Jan 01 2018

Fantastic hike!

hiking
Sun Dec 31 2017

Great!

Mon Nov 27 2017

Beautiful views, very well maintained

Wed Sep 27 2017

Great views!

running
Mon May 08 2017

Awesome trail for running- If you're not used to the trails out here, this one will be considered moderate. Enjoy!

Wed Apr 19 2017

Short and friendly for all ages but great panorama scenes and lots of wildflowers in spring.There are tortoises oh and the tortoises are hard to find and the coyotes will be hard, really really hard to find.And it is beautiful sight

Sat Mar 04 2017

I went the day after a storm and it was very windy and chilly, but it was still a great hike. It has several parts that are staircases made with rocks. This made the hike a bit easy except that I'm short, so some of the steps were a bit high for me. I LOVED the view on top. There are benches for those who want to take a break and take in the sight.

hiking
Tue Feb 02 2016

Camped out in Black Rock Canyon Campground, and took a quick trip up to Hi-View. This trail is also called the West Side Loop Trail, and is accessible right from the outskirts of the campground. The trail is VERY maintained, there are nice rock-luged stairs where the grade gets a little too steep. The view from the top is GREAT, although could sometimes be EXTREMELY windy/cold depending on season. It's the end of January, and our entire camping trip/hike was plagued by seriously high winds. There was a storm coming in, don't know if the had anything to do with it specifically, or if the area is randomly windy.

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