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

best one mile hike in the world

2 days ago

I was the first car in the parking lot and had the whole place to myself! It was beautiful and peaceful.

Excellent way to start the day! Love the terrain.

Easy. Easy. Easy.

Beautiful hike with varied terrain, great views, and almost no one around. Highly recommend!

10 days ago

This is a very enjoyable trail and easy to trek. But there is not enough directions on where it starts and ends. You just have to guess at what you’re doing.

on Contact Mine Trail

10 days ago

It needs more sign posts directing the way. Other than that it’s a wonderful hike. The scenery is fantastic!! The mine and the old equipment is a great reminder of days gone by.

Fantastic ✨

Well kept trail. Good views of rugged desert terrain. Oasis is cool break. Palms are great.

We did this trail as a night hike and it was pretty awesome. May want to bring gloves as there is a ton of bouldering to be had.

Pretty but VERY crowded

Fun overnighter camping out with the Cougars..

Nothing to see. Concrete walk near the highway. Unfortunately a fire even burned half the palms.

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of pine, Joshua trees with diverse plants. Really gorgeous, secluded and flat.

Fun little loop, saw some tarantulas!

rock climbing
1 month ago

Had a blast on this trail even though was 1 mile it was a little difficult as far as directions. you just have to stay on the pass and trust your judgment and you should be fine

Don’t know what we did wrong, but on this seemingly simple loop we got quite twisted, frustrated, and confused. Gorgeous views and nice signage (for the first half of the trail). Had a blast on the rocks.

Beautiful easy trail. We went in late September, but even then, some blooms. The dam was almost dry, but it was nice to see cat tails in the desert just below the dam.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice trail with a treat at the end , 3 mine shafts blocked off very safe . Trail contains miners left over cans (real cool) & resting are made by rocks . At the end of the trail you’ll see old mining machinery.

Definitely a walk, not a hike. It’s very cool to see cactus all around, and we didn’t have a big problem with bees (which can be plentiful). The container for nature guide books was full of trash though — seems like it hadn’t been seen to by the time we got there (9am). Worth a stop if you are driving to or from Cottonwood!

Beautiful and easy hike. Divers vegetations.

lovely go in December

Better for trail running than hiking. I took my young two daughters so it was a good challenge for us. No shade until the oasis.

Had a lot of fun here! Went towards the end of the day to catch the evening light for pictures, stayed until after dark to catch the stars. Family friendly with a lot of rocks to climb on. We did walk up on a good size rattle snake, we gave it its space and each party went their separate ways.

3 months ago

I love this trail. It’s very well maintained for being rated moderate. I was disappointed because I didn’t see any water at the oasis but the palms are beautiful there.

Fun to see water in such a dry place. If only there were fish...

Beautiful easy hike in a valley full of rocks to be climbed!

A rock scrambler's dream! So many rocks to climb along the entire loop...a ton of fun! The loop itself is not that amazing...pretty, but you follow a short path. Get off the trail and enjoy this wonderland.

trail running
3 months ago

Very nice trail for running. Some tough points due to elevation but overall it’s fun and safe. The oasis end point is absolutely gorgeous.

Stunning at sunset!

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