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Best trails in Twentynine Palms

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Looking for a great trail near Twentynine Palms, California? AllTrails has 78 great hiking trails, trail running 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. 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 Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Reservation or Coachella Valley Preserve. Ready for some activity? There are 42 moderate trails in Twentynine Palms ranging from 0.8 to 24.3 miles and from 1,476 to 5,669 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 Twentynine Palms
Top trails (78)
#1 - Ryan Mountain Trail
Joshua Tree National Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 56 m
This out and back hike to the summit of Ryan Mountain is one of the most popular trails in the park. The trail offers incredible views across the landscape. It gets incredibly hot here in the summer, Show more
#2 - Barker Dam Nature Trail
Joshua Tree National Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 31 m
Barker Dam Nature Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Twentynine Palms, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activShow more
#3 - Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Joshua Tree National Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 29 m
Sample the best of Joshua Tree National Park on this short 1 mile nature trail loop in the heart of the park. If time or the fierce sun means you only have the chance for one short hike at Joshua TreShow more
#4 - Arch Rock Nature Trail
Joshua Tree National Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 33 m
Note: Please park at Twin Tanks Backcountry Board/Arch Rock Nature Trail lot. Do not park at the White Tank Campground as this area is for campers only. Open all year, the Arch Rock Nature Trail featShow more
#5 - Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail
Joshua Tree National Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
Explore rocky ridges, incredible views and a true desert oasis on this easily accessed hike. Just off of Twenty Nine Palms Highway, you'll turn onto a small dirt road which leads to the trailhead. ThShow more
#6 - Lost Horse Mine Loop Trail
Joshua Tree National Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
Lost Horse Mine Loop Trail is a 6.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Twentynine Palms, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily uShow more
#7 - Skull Rock Nature Trail
Joshua Tree National Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 48 m
This loop contains .5 miles of walking along the paved campground road. Alternatively, visitors could just hike from Skull Rock, through the Jumbo Rocks area, and then turn around upon reaching the cShow more
#8 - Cholla Cactus Garden Nature Trail
Joshua Tree National Park
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Length: 0.2 mi • Est. 5 m
Cholla Cactus Garden Nature Trail is a 0.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Twentynine Palms, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trailShow more
#9 - Split Rock Loop Trail
Joshua Tree National Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 56 m
This loop featuring rock formations, wildlife, and desert landscapes can be done in either direction. Make sure to take the extra side trip to see Face Rock; and make sure to bring water since this isShow more
#10 - The Maze Loop
Joshua Tree National Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
The Maze Loop is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Twentynine Palms, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
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