Wall Street Mill Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back 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 best used from March until October.

Distance: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 88 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

off trail

no dogs

This out and back trail is not marked. However, it is an easy hike with no elevation gain and nice rock formations and trees on your way. The history of Wall Street Mill makes it an interesting place.

recorded Wall Street Mill Trail

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no shade
2 months ago

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2 months ago

This is like walking through and outdoor museum. There is a lot of cool things to see. If you don’t feel like waking the whole route, there is a parking lot that gets you closer. It was odd to walk past it and realize I could have parked closer.

3 months ago

Pretty boring. The abandoned vehicles and parts of the mill are cool to see, but a very small part of the hike.

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3 months ago

Very easy trail and a cool mill to check out at the end of the loop. Other cool things along the way, too. Fun little trek. Easy for everyone and a good way to end the day.

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fee
3 months ago

A beautiful set of trails to explore Joshua Tree! Beautiful Joshua trees and rocks, lots of rabbits, birds, and lizards, and awesome ruins!

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no shade
4 months ago

We really enjoyed this trail. The trail itself is easy and easy to stay on trail and there are markers, along with 3 old rusted cars, remains of the mill, water pump, and a story about a gunfight and marker. Finding the trail to start was the trickier part as it isn’t marked on the park map well at all and road signs almost non existent. Follow signs to hidden valley and barker dam more specifically. Keep following the barker dam signs and finally you will see the Wall St mine trail and follow a dirt road for a minute and it will end at the parking lot which is small but does have a bathroom! We went about 230 and it was perfect!

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4 months ago

This was a good easy trail to do at the end of the day after we did longer hikes. Although it was a January Saturday we found parking easily at 3:30. This is flat and easy although sandy, so soft. Take your time, admire the beauty around you as you walk. The mill is pretty cool to see. It really hasn’t been that long since it stopped activity.

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no shade
4 months ago

My husband and I along with a crew of 5 went to hike this trail. Overall, it was an easy trail with a cool view of some old cars, windmill, and mill! February was a great time to go as it was cooler because there isn't much shade. Here are some points/suggestions: 1. Parking is limited. If you aren't lucky enough to get a spot, you can wait for one or park down the road and hike to the trailhead. 2. We recommend you combine this trail with Barker Dam trail from which you can walk to this trailhead. The path isn't as well marked after you leave from Barker trailhead but our novice hikers figured it out without us. 3. It is sandy so you may want to walk on the side of the trail. But it is good on bad knees and for kids. 4. Take time to check out the signs and cool old items along the trail. You can also easily climb the rocks at the mill for a fun view. 5. There wasn't too much traffic on this trail as compared to Barker Dam which was nice. Also, when you get to a fork on the main trail, go right. Enjoy the hike!

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no shade
4 months ago

Great artifacts to see along the path and at the end. The trail is well marked and wide except at one location. Starting the trail at the paved parking lot near Barker Dam leads to a dirt parking lot. The trail gets confusing here due to multiple trails that have been created. Best option is to walk to the dirt parking lot near the restroom. You should be able to pick up the trail again easily.

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

Very cool historical trail. It’s a bit poorly marked so using the app kept us from going too far astray. An easy but sandy walk.

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5 months ago

An easy stroll along level terrain with many interesting sites along the way. The old truck, windmill, ruins of homestead and at the end the Wall Street Mill. Although the mill is behind a fence there are interpretive signs and you can easily see the Mill. Also there are a few vehicles in the trees near the Mill if you explore.

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6 months ago

Honestly you cannot find or stay on the trail because is so poorly marked! Towards the end of the hike there were 20 people lost & trying to use game trails to find the legit trail

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no shade
6 months ago

A quick jaunt for some pictures of ruins of old human settlements and a bit of history. It was ok. Maybe do this if you’re in the area and planning some other hikes in the same day

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6 months ago

Wall Street to the baker dam loop

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7 months ago

Sandy trail but cool mill

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8 months ago

A relatively flat but interesting hike in Joshua Tree.

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no shade
8 months ago

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11 months ago

cool dilapidated cars from the early 20th century. lots of Joshua trees.

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11 months ago

Easy. Gravel road walk. Lots of cool old cars. Windmill. And the mining machine and house are really neat to see too.

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Thu May 30 2019

An easy flat trail for all abilities. It is very cool to see the mine and a couple of old trucks along the way.

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Sat May 25 2019

Proximate to and easily reached from the Barker Dam area, there's an easy, level walk out to the Wall Street Mill, which, depending on where (and when) you're from, looks either like an abandoned ore mill or an Old West-themed roller coaster at Disneyland. The windmill and mine debris are appropriately forlorn and atmospheric, and the ruins in Wonderland Wash on the way back suitably picturesque. No shade, so be careful and bring hats and water when the temps are high.

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Sat Apr 27 2019

The hike was interesting with the cars, water pump and mill but it was hot! the trail was a little hard to make out, mainly there were a few ways to get back via wide sandy pathways. Make sure you have enough water!

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Sun Apr 07 2019

Nice 2 mile out and back with a lot of things to see. This is a great hike with a total of 3 abandoned cars associated with the mill and 40’s homestead. Great story of the gun battle that took place. Cool abandoned skeleton of a building left standing. Old Mill and cart tracks. Windmill and old well pump. Climb up the rock above the mill for an amazing view and relax before heading back. Well marked trail. Wildflowers sprinkled throughout the hike. Outhouse locates at trail head. One of many great hikes located in Joshua Tree.

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Sun Mar 31 2019

Really nice trail pretty trafficked but wide enough No Shade

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Sat Mar 30 2019

Awesome! We took a wide sandy trail that ran a little further south from ridge on way out with annoying deep/soft sand. Then a much better small trail hugging ridge on way back - ridge trail was much firmer footing and up close & personal with some jack rabbits. It's worth checking out gold minting operation and remains of a bunch of ~1920's trucks. Quite an operation totally in middle of nowhere back then.

Mon Nov 26 2018

Keep going in one direction although there are no markers on your way. Easy hike with no elevation gain but nice rock formations and trees on your way. History of Wall Street Mill makes it an interesting place

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Fri Jul 27 2018

Nice little hike with a bit of history. Mill and abandoned vehicles are pretty cool to see. Didn't see anyone on this trail (we went there on July 21st at noon, that's probably why!)

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Sun Apr 29 2018

Easy hike to neat forgotten vehicles and mill

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Wed Mar 28 2018

A nice quick trek into a cool mill site area. There is an abandoned windmill and loader vehicle to see, both are very cool. There is also a dry well near the mill site. This is a great hike and, now that I'm looking at the map, likely better if you combine it with the Barker Dam trek. Enjoy!

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