Skull Rock Nature Trail

EASY 71 reviews
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Skull Rock Nature Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Twenty-nine Palms, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, rock climbing, and camping and is best used from October until April.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
180 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

camping

hiking

rock climbing

walking

views

no dogs

7 days ago

Excellent place for boulder hopping

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Fun little hike. I wouldn't recommend only doing the trail. Step off jump around and rock hop a little bit. It's such a great area to play freely and enjoy the massive beauty around you.

hiking
19 days ago

20 days ago

nature trips
26 days ago

Very nice and well marked trail. Many places to climb and take in the desert views which are just incredible.

1 month ago

This trail is easy, and after walking out to skull rock, I climbed around and explored all of the rocks behind it and around it for a few hours.

1 month ago

We saw a desert mouse and a family of quails on this trail! Lots of places to climb and veer off the path.

hiking
1 month ago

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hiking
2 months ago

Very cute place to watch the sunset with your SO on top of the rocks. The trail was pretty but I wouldn't go on it again.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

The trail is an easy hike with a well marked trail. Takes you by a lot of the wildflowers that are blooming now. I'm not sure there was anything to cause me to want to do it again. You can park at skull rock and walk a short distance to see the same things and simply walk back the couple hundred feet.

walking
3 months ago

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3 months ago

Took the dogs which you're not supposed to in some areas so that can be challenging. It's not so much a hike to skull rock just a walk but usually a lot of traffic for photo opps depending on when you go.

3 months ago

simple hike right off the road that you can do quickly. It gets a bit confusing because part of the hike goes through the campgrounds and is not marked well.

great wildflowers in the spring.