Panorama Loop Trail

MODERATE 42 reviews
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Panorama Loop Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately 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 best used from March until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

6.2 miles 1246 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Joshua Trees, Pinyon Pines, Spectacular Mountain and Desert Views With a trailhead situated at about 4000 ft. elevation, the Panorama Loop Trail within the Black Rock Canyon area of Joshua Tree National Park offers some of the most interesting flora and spectacular views within all of Joshua Tree National Park. Located within the northwestern-most portion of the park, Joshua Trees are plentiful and temperatures are much cooler than in the parts further south, and the botanical and geological "surprises" to be encountered by a Black Rock Canyon hiker, to say nothing of the spectacular views of the San Gorgonio Mountains and surrounding desert terrain, make this sandy and often uphill trek very worthwhile. The trail, which begins adjacent to campsite #30 in the Black Rock Canyon Campground, is well-signed-be sure to keep your eyes open for the markers with the letters "PL" (Panorama Loop). Obtain a trail map at the Ranger Station/Visitor Center, wear sturdy shoes and gaiters, and carry plenty of water-there is NONE along the trail.

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1 hour ago

Beautiful hike! I've done it several time now and every time it gets more and more beautiful. Sunset or sunrise are amazing up there! Plan to get to the top at least 30-45 mins before the sunset/sunrise time and watch the beauty from the ridge of the mountain to see the entire sky around you on both sides. Watch out for rattle snakes, heard one in a bush one time. Stay calm and keep walking and you should be fine. If you go clockwise on the loop you will have a steeper climb but you will get to the ridge faster, choose counterclockwise if you want to work on your uphill endurance!

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1 month ago

We had a fantastic hike today and saw a lot of flower buds! Should be blooming in the next few days!!

1 month ago

well named. 1st mile is flat and sandy....it is great thereafter. plan to spend some time atop

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Loved that we got to hike in Joshua Tree National park for free without all the people. This hike starts from the Black Rock Canyon campground on the west side of the park. It was easy to find. The rewards are always the views from the top. Well named as Panorama Loop.

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1 month ago

Great hike. Do the loop counter-clockwise (take the right fork) and the uphill portion is more gradual. Terrific changes in scenery, landforms and views.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

It was a good hike. Definitely not easy. Alot of uphill hiking. Very beautiful trail.

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2 months ago

beautiful views not an easy trail

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6 months ago

Overall great trail! The walk from the campground is about 20 minutes and on the duller side, but you are rewarded with some really awesome views. Also, despite hiking this on a Saturday afternoon, we only crossed paths with two other pairs of hikers!