Split Rock Loop Trail

EASY 27 reviews
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Split Rock Loop Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Desert Center, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
347 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Nice short loop in Joshua Tree National Park Turn off Park Blvd into the Split Rock day use area. Take trail either way. Nice roc formations, wildlife, and desert landscapes. Make sure to take the extra side trip to see Face Rock.

hiking
5 hours ago

Great loop hike with lots of opportunities for off trail exploration!

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1 month ago

Trail is not properly marked.

2 months ago

Very nice easy trail with some beautiful views

walking
3 months ago

This is another great nature walk in Joshua Tree Park. Great views of geological features, especially the ‘dikes’ of different colored rocks, formed when hot lava is forcefully injected into cracks in older rocks, that make the rocks look as though they are wearing necklaces.

Though short and easy, this is one of the most vibrant trails in the park. Great views. Lots of plants. Two small slot canyons. And make sure to do the sidebar walk to ‘Face Rock.’ Facing the rock, it doesn’t look much like a face, but once you pass it and look back on it, it is the perfect profile of a human face.

I would give this four stars but it’s just too short. I wanted more.

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Cool rock forms