Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Best trails in Barstow

142 Reviews
Looking for a great trail near Barstow, California? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. You'll also find some great local park options, like Lions Park or Rainbow Basin Natural Area. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Barstow ranging from 1.3 to 32.3 miles and from 2,122 to 3,809 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Show more
Map of trails in Barstow
Top trails (7)
#1 - Owl Canyon Trail
Barstow, California
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(60)
Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
Owl Canyon Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Barstow, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#2 - Rainbow Basin Slot Canyon
Rainbow Basin Natural Area
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(25)
Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 41 m
NOTE: It has been reported that the road to the trailhead is currently closed due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more
#3 - Rainbow Basin Loop
Barstow, California
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(18)
Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 45 m
Hikers should be aware that there are a few ledges to scramble up near the top of Owl Canyon. There are several of similar difficulty on the way down the western slot canyon. The northern part of the Show more
#4 - Mojave Desert Barstow Scenic Drive
Cameron Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(13)
Length: 9.2 mi
Mojave Desert Barstow Scenic Drive is a 9.2 mile loop trail located near Barstow, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving aShow more
#5 - Achy-Breaky Trail
Barstow, California
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(16)
Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 26 m
This trail is located inside Stoddard Valley OHV Area. The 54,679-acre park is open to cross-country travel for all off-road vehicles. Elevations range from 2,800 to 5,000 feet. The trail circles arouShow more
#6 - Phillips OHV Loop Trail
Barstow, California
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(2)
Length: 32.3 mi
Phillips OHV Loop Trail is a 32.3 mile loop trail located near Barstow, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and ohv/off road drivShow more
#7 - Rainbow Basin Dry Falls [CLOSED]
Barstow, California
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(8)
Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 57 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. Show more