The Domelands Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews

The Domelands Trail is a 7.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Thermal, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from December until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,299 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

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6 months ago

Ehhhh it was okay, kind of what you would expect from the desert. As the other reviews say, the trail is very hard to follow. We took our dog, and he enjoyed it. He was spooked by al the folks out shooting though. We likely won’t go back. There are a lot of better hikes in the area with better views.

6 months ago

Great scenery, but it is extremely difficult to locate the trail sometimes. Many people have created false trails and it is easy to get turned around.

hiking
6 months ago

Started our hike at 7:30am in early January to beat the heat. It started off about 59 degrees and got to about 75 degrees by noon. The weather was perfect this time of year. There was a nice cool breeze but the sun was intense. Bring lots of sunscreen and a hat. The views were amazing! We hiked off trail a bit and took a harder route in the hopes of seeing goats. Great workout! Glad I had 3 liters of water. We did a lot of rock scrambling and climbing through some awesome slots along the way. We also saw a lot of fossils. Before we headed back on the loop we saw some interesting wind caves. Some were pretty small. But we still climbed through them. We stopped in a larger cave and had lunch. When looking out from this peak, you could see the badlands. Truly enjoyed this hike but if I wasn't there with someone who knew the area, I would've gotten lost. The trails are not well marked.

hiking
9 months ago

We enjoyed the trail a lot! Luckily we had our own personal tour guide in Bill; he's hiked the area for many years and was able to tell us a lot of the history of the surrounding areas. Definitely recommend starting in the early morning and especially during the winter months. Trail mix or some energy giving food isn't a bad idea either.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Actually a pretty tough hike, add a couple miles at both ends if you have to walk in from the highway. We did and logged 12 miles by the end of the day, but we did a lot of wandering around also. It is truly beautiful in many spots.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013