Skull Rock Nature Trail

EASY 65 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

3 days 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.

6 days 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
6 days ago

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hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

hiking
2 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
2 months ago

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2 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.

2 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.

2 months ago

We parked at the camp ground just south of the trail. Nice loop with lots of interpretive signs and great views of the jumbo rocks! Bring water! There are bathroom s but only near the campgrounds.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice loop, suites perfectly for families.

3 months ago

Easy hike

rock climbing
4 months ago