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Split Rock Loop Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Twentynine Palms, 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: 252 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no shade

no dogs

Note: This trail is currently closed due to COVID-19. This loop featuring rock formations, wildlife, and desert landscapes can be done in either direction. Make sure to take the extra side trip to see Face Rock; and make sure to bring water since this is an exposed hike.

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Fantastic trail similar to me as hidden valley. Great to hike through the big boulders and also do some side climbing.

hiking
2 months ago

Our first hike in JT park. It did not disappoint. Stunning. We did it late in the day to capture the beautiful light. We were also there on a day with big dramatic clouds. Easy hike but give yourself more time if you like to take photos.

hiking
2 months ago

Really packs a lot in with a small amount of work. Don't forget to do the short detour to Face Rock. It's well worth the time. I have a full guide and video on HikingGuy com.

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

One of my favorite trails. Well marked with gradual ups and downs.

hiking
3 months ago

Combined Split Rock and Arch Rock, Skull Rock!

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail for walking. Came here with an inexperienced hiker, and she was thrilled! The rangers have done an amazing job with the upkeep. Very little shade, but wind advisory today kept it verrrrryyyy chilly. Would come back fo sho.

4 months ago

Very nice and easy trail. Not too strenuous or long!

hiking
rocky
washed out
4 months ago

Saw various collections of jumbo rocks. The terrain varies and the trail is well marked. If you don't have lots of time, this trail would be an excellent option.

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

Easy hike. Lots of rock formations to see.

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome views, crowds but large enough to create your own space. Hike not physically challenged, more mental when trying to locate the trail. Either way you go, it’ll lead you around the Split rock. Great landscape photography spot.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike with lots to see. Easy hike. I lost the trail sometimes but easily refound. Not too many people on a sunny Saturday.

recorded Split Rock Loop Trail

hiking
4 months ago

Nous avons beaucoup aimé. Un peu de montée au début et descente et plateau ensuite. Beaucoup de superbes rochers. Facile.

hiking
4 months ago

We started the loop at the end of the parking lot and came out by the restroom. Began this hike @ around 3:45pm. Was worried it would get dark, but we finished by 5pm, and it wasn’t dark at all. We also stopped frequently to take photos. Beautiful place to see while the sun is setting. Saw a jack rabbit too!

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

Easy trail through large granite rocks and cacti. Views are nice. A few people on the trail but not too busy to enjoy the scenery and peaceful landscape.

hiking
snow
4 months ago

It had snowed 1-2 feet the day before. This was a beautiful hike with the snow blanketing everything, but took longer as a result.

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

Definitely worth it to take the spur trail to Face Rock. Dramatic photos around sunset, also very many jack rabbits. Lots of windows in the rocks and layers

hiking
7 months ago

jolie boucle très mal indiqué une fois encore très fréquenté mais incontournable pour la faunes les roches la flore et malheureusement pour l escalade aussi...

hiking
8 months ago

great hike..and do add face trail. east to miss a few turns but we double backed. we were there at 7ish & warmed up fast.

hiking
no shade
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful hike - lovely plant life and lots of critters.

hiking
rocky
9 months ago

hiking
no shade
11 months ago

Lovely walk observing gorgeous wildlife and plant life amongst a backdrop of massive boulders. Otherworldly.

Thu May 23 2019

Went today around 10:40am and it was a little cold but heated up after a few minutes of hiking. Face rock is 0.38 miles off the split rock trail but worth the quick detour to check out the face rock. Bring water and a hat.

running
Sun May 19 2019

Nice short trail. I ran the loop twice (from the car to split rock and then in reverse). It’s not steep at any point, though you’ll find yourself going up and back down a few times. Pretty good trail for running! Not too much soft sand. I went in the evening so it was very quiet.

hiking
Sat May 18 2019

Really cool boulders!

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