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Best trails in Joshua Tree

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Looking for a great trail near Joshua Tree, California? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, views trails, wild flowers 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. If you're looking for the best trails in Joshua Tree National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Whitewater Preserve or Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Reservation. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Joshua Tree ranging from 4.2 to 17.9 miles and from 3,959 to 5,813 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Joshua Tree
Top trails (8)
#1 - Willow Hole Trail
Joshua Tree National Park
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
#2 - Joshua Tree Boy Scout Trail
Joshua Tree National Park
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 15 m
#3 - Joshua Tree National Park Scenic Drive
Joshua Tree National Park
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Length: 101.6 mi
#4 - Big Pine Trail
Joshua Tree National Park
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 3 h 59 m
This is another good hike in Josha Tree National Park.  The Big Pine Tree has long ago died, but is trunk remains standing tall so you know you made it to your destination.  The destination is not important, but the journey is.  We also walked out to the Boy Scout Trail.  Just a half mile before the Boy Scout Trail is a hill that is covered in Quartz.  Very cool.Show more
#5 - Quail Mountain from Covington Crest Trailhead
Joshua Tree National Park
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 4 h 50 m
#6 - Crest View Trail
Joshua Tree National Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
#7 - Quail Wash to West Entrance Wash Trail
Joshua Tree National Park
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Length: 17.9 mi • Est. 8 h 18 m
#8 - Covington Loop Segment and Deer Horn Trail
Joshua Tree National Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
The Covington Loop Trail and Deerhorn Trail are rarely used, so often hard to follow. Having a GPS with Topo maps is the best way to follow the trails and not get lost. Park a hundred yards down the road from the "CL" sign that indicates Covington Loop Trail. Show more