The Maze Loop is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Twentynine Palms, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 4.7 miles Elevation Gain: 360 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

rocky

no dogs

hiking
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
4 days ago

hiking
no shade
off trail
3 months ago

great trail overall especially on the way up on the way back the

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

Nice easy trail with pretty views at the start but then return along the highway so not as nice. Worth the trip!

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

Great hike time wise, took about 2.5 hours for the ~4.8mike hike. The scenery doesn’t really change other than a nice part of the hike going through a tiny stream. Easy to follow with signs along the way to point you in the right direction.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

This recording includes the Window Loop, as well, so a total of 6.3 miles. Great hike, absolutely zero shade so wear sunscreen and a hat, for sure. It was a beautiful day at 60 degrees but I still had a good sweat for a majority of the hike. I was going to continue on to the north view but am still recovering from being sick, so thought it best to stop at 6.3 miles. I highly recommend it!

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great "level" trail as far as Joshua Tree is concerned. Saw lots of small wildlife but no Big Horns. Fresh faces indicate we weren't early enough or may have been smelled early. Showed up at 0800 for the hike.

recorded Maze and Window Rock Loops

hiking
4 months ago

Nice easy hike with some good views. recommend doing clockwise and don't forget to look for the window. Get to trailhead early as parking is extremely limited.

hiking
no shade
rocky
washed out
4 months ago

We did the trail clockwise. The first part was interesting with nice views. The return loop was rather flat on washed out trail. We were the only one on this hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this trail, and added the window loop. The trail is well marked, the landscape is beautiful and the views from the “window” are gorgeous. There were still small remnants of snow, which were lovely. Started the hike at about 8:45 am on a Saturday, and only encountered one other hiker.

hiking
4 months ago

PLEASE IM BEGGING YOU, STOP BRINGING YOUR DOGS ON THESE TRAILS. Their scent effects the big horn sheep population and they won’t return to these areas. (It’s also park rules as well and there are clear signs at the trail heads)

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
4 months ago

The trail was easy at first so my husky and I decided to go out of bounds. The red rock formations are amazing at sunset but be careful if rockslide! I had to carry him down part of it as it was very steep. Definitely easy to stay on trail but you can make your own adventure as well

4 months ago

very nice views. ez trail started at 8:30 am. did not see any other people on trail. Great weather in January a little snow on the ground.

hiking
no shade
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Trail views were great, the trail itself was certainly easier than I expected for a moderate trail though. Easy and fun to explore off trail. The wind was very chilly!

recorded The Maze Loop

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Fun hike on the upper section. I would avoid the lower section as it is walking on a flat sandy trail. The upper portion has lots of rocks and is visually interesting. I would recommend taking the North View trail back to the parking area. We did not, but I believe it would be a better hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome hike! Not too challenging but some great views and different terrains. The trail was marked very well

hiking
8 months ago

In the summee, the trail will get really hot from 08:30 am. It's an easy one if you make sure to get there before 07am. Bring tons of water. Some really nice landscapes and animals (adult kit fox, rabbits, and kangaroo rats) can be seen. The entrance to the national park is 30$ as of sept. 2019.

hiking
8 months ago

go early, as in 7 am. beautiful, serene.

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