Explore the most popular views trails near Baker with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
15 days ago

Super hot during the summer months be careful of heat advisory’s. Dog friendly and easy access other than taking a gravel potholed road to the trail but only for about a mile to parking. Be prepared for no phone service if you are traveling.

hiking
28 days ago

This is a relatively easy and very gorgeous hike. The first 2/3 is pretty flat, and goes through a Joshua Tree forest. The last part is on a moderately steep incline and takes you up to a great view of the Cima Dome. The view at the top is definitely worth the work to get there! If you have a limited amount of time in MNP this is a great hike for the list-easy to get to, pretty quick (a couple hours tops), and fantastic scenery

This was a beautiful hike. The desert scenery is remarkable, and the trail is well kept and easy to follow.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail kicked my butt. Sure it’s only 2.7 miles with a 500 foot elevation gain, but the sand cut my speed in half, making it feel like a 1200 foot elevation gain. Views from the top were worth it. I started at 8 am and it was warming up quickly by the time I finished at 9:30, so start early!

hiking
3 months ago

I hiked Kelso Dunes 3 times already. I drove 2.5-3hrs from where I lived. But it's worth of a drive anyway. I took different people here already. and they love it. the 3rd time I went was Saturday, April 28, 2018 with my daughter and son. they are only 5 & 8 and they love the sand dunes. they made it all the way to the top of the sand dunes. i was so proud of them. and this was their first hike of a 3 miles. never did took them on my little hike before. they love it and asked for more hikes. also, this place is just amazing. never a dull of how many times i been here.. for some people who don't hike much.. this will be legs workout for sure.

hiking
4 months ago

U wont regret!

Great hike. Well established trail all the way to the top. Good variations in landscape. Wonderful views at the peak.

Beautiful peak with great views of the Kelso dunes and surrounding desert environment from the summit. There is a registry to sign at the peak just below the rock cairn (there are two summits within about 75' of each other, the registry is on the more western peak.

Thanks for Gerald Sauer for allowing public access to this beautiful place!

hiking
5 months ago

This place was awesome!! I didn’t hike all the way to the top because I wasn’t prepared for that grueling workout. However, I stills got some beautiful pictures.

Joshua Trees from the get go are amazing and the views from the top are unbelievable.

All the incline is at the end making for a good workout with rewarding views at the finish! Very enjoyable and well marked hike. Great views of the Dome!

6 months ago

It’s a really lovely place. The hike is quite manageable, though take it easy on the way down.

hiking
6 months ago

This is an absolutely beautiful hike! The view from the top of the dunes is awesome, and it's incredibly quiet and peaceful. That being said, don't underestimate the sun and sand-this hike is very tiring and it's easy to dehydrate if you don't drink enough water. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife! We found some super cute geckos and saw lots of snake tracks (but no actual snakes) in the sand.

hiking
8 months ago

Cool trail that apparently has the highest concentration of Joshua trees in the world. Nice views at the top. Took us 45 minutes to go up and 30 to descend so it’s a great quick hike!

hiking
8 months ago

Climbing the highest dune was the ultimate "stair stepper" experience. For every step forward, one slips backwards six inches. Extremely rigorous workout with spectacular views along the way.

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike through Joshua Trees, Juniper Trees and cactus habitat. A well maintained trail leads up the peak and at the top are great views. The hike up is not overly strenuous and overall it is an easy trail with little shade.

hiking
9 months ago

First do I️t in the morning and not in the summer. Soft sand the whole way and no shade. Awesome views if you can make it to the top. Suggest doing the last elevation barefoot.

hiking
10 months ago

The trail basically ends at the start of the dunes. From there, you have the option to climb up the dunes or not. Trail leading to the dunes is well established. Epic tan acheived.

hiking
11 months ago

Hiked around 6:30am and the weather was perfect!! Totally recommend hiking before sunrise. Also, they have restrooms in the parking area which is great too

hiking
Friday, July 28, 2017

Difficult, but worth it! Great views from the top and fun running down. With lots of water, sunscreen and a hat you should be all right. Don't underestimate the sun and sand making every step hard.

hiking
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Hiked May 1
Very Hot and No Shade
Strenuous due to soft sand.
Hike up the side for easier rout to the peak.

Drive and Parking is a breeze for all cars.

hiking
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Great hike with beautiful views.

hiking
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Really nice trail! First part is flat, among the joshuas and lots of variety in desert plants and flowers. Then the climb to the top was rocky, and fun! Beautiful vistas at the top!

hiking
Thursday, May 25, 2017

If you go on this trail, know that it is soft sand the whole way from beginning to end! It is especially difficult to climb up the elevations. There is NO shade, and it is very strenuous. Bring lots and lots of water. It is beautiful to see these sand dunes....maybe I will make it another time when it is cooler.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Awesome hike! Breathtaking views, and it is so quiet up there. Very spiritual.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Fun, relatively easy trail. Some really cool volcanic intrusions can be spotted. Very nice views from the top. The old mine tailings and associated ruins were cool to check out.

The forty acres on top of Silver Peak are private property. I'm the owner. You’re welcome to visit at your own risk so long as you respect the remote wilderness setting and "leave no trace." That includes no camping, fires or firearms. The steep hike to Silver Peak is quite strenuous and potentially dangerous in hot or cold weather. The extent of the property is shown on the National Geographic map of the Mojave National Preserve.

hiking
Friday, February 17, 2017

Had a lot of fun running down the dunes. Great views

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Cool to see! Hard to find without app!

hiking
Sunday, January 22, 2017

This hike takes you through what is the densest Joshua Tree forest in the world. It's a great ... and easy ... walk and very lightly traveled. There is only a slight incline going out until you get to the end where you can do some rock scrambling up a ridge and see some astonishing vistas.

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