Saw no one on the trail. Great diversity of terrain and stunning views.

made it halfway cuz it was too hot. beautiful. carrying 2 kids!! amazing trees

Amazing views once on Panorama Loop. Mostly flat (and sandy) hike but right before you get on Panorama Loop there is a short set of some relatively steep switchbacks.

Great hike through the great flora of Joshua Tree. Some good views atop the ridgeline as well.

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no shade
13 days ago

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13 days ago

South leg of loop is very uneven and eroded, little shade anywhere. Otherwise quite easy and beautiful.

Beautiful trail! Not a lot of foot traffic and beautiful views.

Was a good hike. Took me about an hour and a half with me taking a few stops to take in the views. Would do it again

Enjoyable hike with decent views. Best views are only during a short duration of the hike. Wide and easily navigated trail.

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2 months ago

This is a lovely trail in March, with few hikers, excellent views, and plenty of unusual plants to look at.

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no shade
2 months ago

Good hike for spotting smaller wildlife — I went in late March and saw black tailed jackrabbits, quail, butterflies, squirrels, a kangaroo rat, and a lot of western fence lizards. The hike wasn’t as exciting as some with big rock formations, but there was a steeper section uphill (going clockwise) that led to some beautiful views of snow capped mountains. Lots of sandy sections so wear shoes with good ankle support!

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rocky
2 months ago

Great short trail. Elevation gain did become a bit too much for some in our party. Cold wind as well. Overall I loved it, view was great from the top.

combined with Warren peak. good change of scenery from rest of the park. would recommend going clockwise.

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2 months ago

This was a great trail. I’m not sure why the app stopped recording but I was averaging 21 minutes a mile for the first three miles. While it is sandy for a portion of it, it isn’t that bad. Getting to the top was fantastic. But also disheartening to see you can just drive up there. I got to the top and there was a dirt road with a SUV parked up top. Still the views were great. I had cellular reception at the top (Verizon) and going back was a breeze. I started the hike at 5 am. Finished by 9. I would do this hike again!

Great trail. No shade until you enter the loop (then it’s limited). Beautiful views. We went anti clockwise which was great - meant we did have to go downhill on some parts which were steep (so best to wear hiking shoes). Fun hike and gorgeous views. Bring water and wear a big hat and you’ll be fine. Took us around 3.5 hours. We stopped due to the heat walking up to the Loop.

Started around 6:30 am, and it was a little chilly while the sun was still coming up. It takes about 3 miles to get from the parking (which is free) to the panoramic loop portion of the trail. Once I got to the loop I went clockwise, which ended up being a good decision because it was steeper and I got the hard part out of the way. Definitely was tough getting up the hill but it’s a moderate level hike overall like described. I got back to the car at 9am. The views from the top were incredible, and I would recommend this trail. It is sandy for 75% of the trail, so if you’re not into that maybe this isn’t the best option.

First hike ever in Joshua Tree NP...loved it. Especially when you start going up the P loop. Super windy & cold but sun was out & so fun!!!

Great hike with incredible views. We went up the loop counter clockwise and it was a gentle incline with a steep decline coming back around. Beautiful, would do it again.

Great little trail! We ended up taking the West Loop Trail from the campgrounds over to High View and made this a 3 mile hike, which was awesome. You could see for miles from the high points of this trail and the view was just beautiful! Definitely recommend for an easy hike.

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3 months ago

Decent trail, think there are better ones inside the park that are the same length (Hidden Valley, and Cap trails)

Beautiful day and surprisingly not crowded on a Sunday. The challenge heading left is prior to viewing the beauty of the area and the return is long but easy. We did 6.7 miles and enjoyed the desert surroundings every step of the way.

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washed out
3 months ago

We did it counter clockwise and it was a good decision. Steep climb towards the top and sandy descent. Great view of Mt San Jacinto and Mt Gorgonio. We crosses paths w hikers and horseback riders. Good hike

Sandy wash most of the way...stunning views at the top!

A great workout with rewarding views. Went clockwise and completed in 2.05 hours. Highly recommend.

We started around 9am and almost had the trail to ourselves. We did the loop clockwise and it was a good decision as we encountered a steep climb to the top and the rest of the hike was gradually up and down. We saw green grass, lots of lizards, and 2 black/gray deers crossing the wash. We saw a lot more hikers started their hike as we exited the loop. The view at the top was breathtaking.

Beautiful trail through interesting narrow canyons/washes with lots of vegetation. Did the loop clockwise and the views coming down were impressive. You are hiking on sand on the Black Canyon section.

Nice trail. Sandy wash adds some challenge. Trail in good condition. Located at Black Rock Campsite, which is far west side of park and therefore shorter drive vs going all the way into park. Also, free to park at that location. Good variety of plants, many Joshua Trees, pines. Good birdwatching. No boulders like in center of park. Got there at 9am. Very few people on trail. Stark contrast from Hidden Valley at 2pm. Recommend clockwise for views of mountains on backside.

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