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.
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.
Trail is not properly marked.
Very nice easy trail with some beautiful views
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.
Cool rock forms
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!