Split Rock Loop Trail

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Split Rock Loop Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately 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

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
rocky
20 days 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
2 months ago

pretty loop very poorly indicated once again very popular but essential for fauns rocks flora and unfortunately for climbing too ...

hiking
2 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
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike - lovely plant life and lots of critters.

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
no shade
6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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
6 months ago

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
6 months ago

Really cool boulders!

6 months ago

Beautiful and quiet hike.

7 months ago

did this walk just before sunset last week, the colors and shadows were incredible. found it just a touch difficult to keep the path a couple times, but it was so peaceful that we didn't mind a little doubling back. there are a few difficult to climb to vantage points off the trail, but the views over the area were well worth the exploration.

hiking
7 months ago

There were so many flowers when my friend and I did this yesterday!

hiking
8 months ago

All the flowers were out, saw amazing rock formations and some great Joshua trees.

hiking
8 months ago

While camping at Jumbo rocks we did Skull Rock Loop, Discovery Loop and Split Rock Loop. All three loops connect so we went up one side of easy loop then down the other side of all three. Ending up with about a 5 mile hike. All are easy trails, well marked and clean and so beautiful! Great for kids. There are places for rock climbing at split rock.

hiking
8 months ago

Had a lovely time on this trail. No too tricky. Lots of lovely trees and stuff. No birds.

walking
rocky
8 months ago

Fairly flat, more of a nice walk (uneven surface) than a hike. Beautiful area, views for miles.

hiking
8 months ago

My first trail in Joshua Tree, I was very impressed, lots of animals and plants to see, beautiful views as well as interesting rocks. You could spend a lot of time exploring here, otherwise it takes about 1 hr to walk the loop.

hiking
rocky
9 months ago

hiking
no shade
9 months ago

hiking
scramble
9 months ago

9 months ago

Many great trails in the park but this one stands out as it makes a diverse grand loop that really introduces you to many different geological formations. Out of the four trails we did, this one was my fav.

rocky
snow
9 months ago

Lovely hike through the boulders and Joshua trees. I was lucky enough to see a little snow too.

hiking
10 months ago

A very scenic trail and easy too. You can spend plenty time there and not see all of it. A good reason to go back again!!!

10 months ago

My favorite one at Joshua tree so far.

hiking
10 months ago

Meh. Hard to follow and not much in there in terms of sights that you won't see from the road.

11 months ago

Really nice flat trail - great for kids to run and climb rocks and still interesting enough to keep the grown ups happy! Beautiful and interesting rock formations all along the trail. Well worth the trip!!

hiking
11 months ago

This is the perfect hike in my opinion. 2 miles of beautiful views and interesting terrain (not all flat or boring by any means). Loved this!

hiking
11 months ago

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