Skull Rock Discovery Trail

EASY 15 reviews
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Skull Rock Discovery Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Twentynine Palms, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and nature trips.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
68 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

no dogs

hiking
no shade
rocky
23 days ago

Very easy trail. Very nice views of JT NP.

hiking
1 month ago

While camping at Jumbo rocks we did Skull Rock Loop, Discovery Loop and Split Rock Loop. All three loops connect so we went up one side of easy loop then down the other side of all three. Ending up with about a 5 mile hike. All are easy trails, well marked and clean and so beautiful! Great for kids.


There are places for rock climbing at split rock.

hiking
11 months ago

I'd personnally include doing the whole loop towards split rock to get a good feel of the desert, see face rock (or something like that), but anyhow it's not great, just gives a good feeling of the area.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

We combined this Discovery Trail with the Split Rock Trail into a figure 8 trail. The Discovery Trail has very nice signage (4 kids by kids). We also added a quick detour to Skull Rock across the road. We enjoyed it.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

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Saturday, March 11, 2017