Split Rock Loop Trail

EASY 23 reviews
#13 of 68 trails in

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.

1.9 miles 347 feet 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
12 days ago

17 days ago

22 days ago

Trail is not properly marked.

1 month ago

Very nice easy trail with some beautiful views

walking
2 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.

2 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

6 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Cool rock forms

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

This is a great trail that isn't on the park map (that I can remember). It shows as a picnic area. The trail meanders past some killer rock formations that have all sorts of character. It appears that there are "faces" and animals all over the place in these rock formations. I only picked up one piece of trash on the trail. Very clean, and a very cool hike!