North View and Maze Trails

MODERATE 38 reviews
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North View and Maze Trails is a 5.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Twentynine Palms, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until September.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
685 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
3 months ago

We went anti-clockwise on the north trail and came back through the centre along the maze loop trail. Lovely hike with great views. We did not see any other people the whole time. Lots of opportunities to scramble onto nearby mountains to get even greater views to the north. If you're looking for lots of Joshua Trees this isn't the greatest hike. Well marked trail, we had no issues at all. Wildflowers were just about to bloom...which was disappointing for us but exciting for the next few weeks!

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4 months ago

Well marked and there are green blazes on rocks on the Maze Loop. I started before dawn on a Tuesday in March and had the whole thing to myself until the end. Northview is spectacular!

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5 months ago

This place is really something to be experienced. I read a lot of write-ups on this loop saying how poorly marked the trail is, but I think many of those were outdated. Once you find the parking area at the trail head (located at mile marker 24 along Park Blvd) you will find good signage on the trail...the only challenge is to actually stay on the trail. There are rocks and branches that are strategically placed to guide you. As long as you are paying attention these are easy to spot. Regardless I would highly suggest a compass and map for this trail (my GPS failed about 20 yards from the car) People have gotten lost here and it has ended tragically, so why take any chances

8 months ago

Trail isn’t called the Maze for nothing but sides are marked with rocks.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

A must do spring hike. the wildflowers are amazing. Not a lot of people on the trail.

the trail head was not marked well like other places in the park, but keeps the crowds away.

hiking
Sunday, January 01, 2017

Nice trail. We went clockwise, getting most of the elevation out of the way at the beginning. The trail meanders up and around lots of cool rock formations. Not overly crowded, even during the very crowded new year holiday. 4 stars instead of 5 because the last leg runs pretty close to the road so you can see and hear quite a few cars.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Beautiful hike. Parallels road at the end. Mostly just a walk but go in between boulders which you can climb pretty high when you get there. Easy to find. Nice desolate trail w no one on it on Memorial Day weekend. Fabulous. There is no elevation climb regardless of what I've seen written. Maybe a few hundred feet but if so its gradual so you don't notice. Beginning can be a bit tough as its like walkin on a beach (uneven sand) so the trail is a harder walk but nothing too difficult. More annoying than anything but it's brief. How can you be annoyed when you have this landscape around you?! Easily marked. Def a do over!

hiking
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

This is a great day hike. Lots of views to enjoy. I think it is more like 6.5 miles. Did not see anyone else on the trail today. The other trails in the park are very crowded this time of year.

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