North View and Maze Trails is a 5.9 mile heavily 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 and is best used from September until May.

Length5.9 miElevation gain685 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeFeeNo dogs
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Joshua Tree National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are per vehicle or per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is per person. You can also purchase a park-specific annual pass. Please check with the park website for current rates. The offline map is recommended by users as they report it is easy to go off trail.

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Julia P
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Hiked on 4/10. Did the clockwise route (North View first). As other reviewers have said it’s longer than marked. Kind of confusing beginning of the trail so recommend the app. Ended up taking the shortcut Maze Loop which was a boring stretch of sand wash. Gecko count: 29. Snake count: 1. Could take it or leave it - not the most amazing summit views. 6.3mi in 3 hrs with some stopping for pics.

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Walin Ch
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Great

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Daniel Brooks Lichterman
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aMAZEing. choose window loop over maze cut through which is a sand wash of crap. good times!!

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Jim Bethune
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Ended up taking the shorter path back at what was supposed to be the halfway point. Ran across a few other groups on a Sunday around mid day.

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Rosa Vega
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Lots of interesting geology. Also lots of loose sand in parts. Went clockwise, recommended over going counter clockwise. Trail is longer than app rates it as pointed out by other reviewers.

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Marisella Macias
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Maivy Nguyen
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John Hart
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Jackie Learn
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Started about an hour before sunrise. Didn’t see a soul until practically hour 3.

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Anita Canfield
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Kim Tanner
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First off, this loop is not 5.9 miles, it's about 6.7 miles, just a heads up. It's pretty easy with lots of scenery and greenery to see. I loved all the rocks and boulder piles too. I did this the day after doing 14 miles at Quail Mountain, and my whole body was sore, so I'd say this loop is pretty easy. I'd recommend it if you're looking for a fairly quick, simple, fun and scenic hike. Hiking shoes or boots recommended as there is loose dirt and rocks you'll slip on if you don't have the proper foot gear. Also suggest a camelback as it does get hot out there, even in January.

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Stephanie Coleman
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Great views/ easy- moderate trail. Beautiful New Years Day

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Diana Rosenberg
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John Weber
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Really fun trail to hike. Our favourite trail in Joshua Tree park. Lots of different variety of scenery. Highly recommended!

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John McCaull
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Great mix of canyons, open washes and vistas. A nice 3.5 hour hike with a short lunch stop. Only three others on the trail, so peace and solitude were easy to find. Well marked and signed too.

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Kayla Hamburg
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We tried to do the Maze Loop but we ended up making a wrong turn and doing the north view trail. We loved it though. It was bit more challenging but perfect for us. A bit of incline and also flat parts. Beautiful views.

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Fred Taylor
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Beautiful trail loop, needed to use Alltrails once or twice though to ensure we were on track. I did it clockwise but in all trails its counter clockwise. there's about a mile or so in fairly loose sand which was a bit of a drag, but rest was incredibly versatile and stunning landscape. We left off at around 8.30 and finished just past 11 - didn't see anyone on trail the entire time but it was a weekday

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Fay Dai
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Would skip the north view part and go only maze loop. Arrive before 8am and you will have the entire trail to yourself

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Corey Ponder
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amazing trail. definitely glad I had All Trails map downloaded because I got off trail a few times, especially on North View Trail in the Joshua Tree wilderness area. but worth every step. favorite part was taking North View Trail. barely any one was on that part and the trail meanders through different boulders and rock formations. did see a snake wedged right between two big boulders that I needed to scramble over on the trail, so just a heads up to be careful and pay attention to where you are putting your hands and feet in the rockier sections.

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Julie Burtle
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Loved this trail!

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Kathryn Salkowski
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Possibly favorite trail in the park! Variety of landscapes made for fun hiking the first 2/3 of the loop; started clockwise, doing the steeper North View trail first. Started at ~7AM, so the trail was mostly still shaded. The Copper Hill View was a worthwhile short detour. 1st mile of the Maze Trail was also fun, close to rocks. Final 2 miles were in the sandy wash/next to the road, so not as fun. But still highly worth it! On a Sunday morning, only saw 1 other group. Took about 3 hours, including water breaks and photo stops.

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Erick Podwill
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This was a really fun trail! We hiked it clockwise (North View first). Make sure to check where the trailhead is prior to entering the park because there is no cell service until you’re actually on the trail. There’s a handful of parking spots on the left side maybe 3 or 4 miles from the park entrance. Nice mix of terrain and views. Start is a natural and rocky trail, no steep inclines but it does go moderately uphill for awhile. Second third is a narrow trail with greenery and great views and then back down the hill. Final third is flat, wider trail, and a ton of Joshua trees everywhere. Try to get out early morning if possible, there’s almost no shade. We are pretty strong hikers and this still took around 2.5 hours, although the GPS showed 7 miles so I’m not sure if we took an extra path somewhere.

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Tom Rubendall
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Zoe Chan
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Natalia Tishaninova
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Nice trail, a bit rocky. There are a lot of animals near the route (bunnies, squirrels). Nice views! Be ready for few quite sandy parts. Were here on Saturday, wasn't very crowded.

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Trevor Cook
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This was a great early morning trail! I did it in a counter clockwise loop to warm up on the flat part of the Maze trail. The North View Trail was definitely more exciting. My recording shows me stepping off on two smaller out an back branch trails (west hill view and copper Mountain View). I had cellular service through various parts of the hike with LTE (Verizon). It’s well marked and traveled trail. Enjoy!

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Ana Velazquez
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Great trail. Not too much elevation started at 9:25 am stopped to rest at two points. Finished at 2pm.

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Gretchen Hall
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Stefan Kieu
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Hike clockwise, beautiful scenery. We were mostly alone.

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