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Went for a walk at dusk and ended up doing a night hike.

Nice 360 view at the top. Lots of Joshua trees. Serene.

Great trail for beginners in good shape! All snow has melted as of this AM!

Today for the first time since we moved to yucca valley the trail was covered in snow. I highly recommend doing this hike if it ever snows here

Gorgeous views at the top but lots of snow, to the point where snow shoes would’ve been perfect.

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snow
14 days ago

Trailhead can be tricky to find; there is a small sign to the left of Site 30 where the trail begins from the road. Don't go into the campsite. :) 5-6" of snow fell the days before we did this hike, so the trail was a mixed bag of packed sand, snow, and slush. Combined with the gradual incline of the trail, it made it an "Easy" hike on the day we hiked it. (The rangers told us that it was normally a fairly deep sand trail, which is why I'm guessing that it has a Moderate rating.) The views in both directions are incredible, and with the snow it was even more so. I wished that we had time to do one of the "Add On" loops but this was really great in and of itself. Lots of joshua trees and beautiful rock formations; birds were the only animals active during our time there. Rabbit tracks were in the snow, but none were out & about.

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no shade
19 days ago

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19 days ago

Nice little walk!

Very sandy. Felt like I was working out at the beach. First mile was great! The next 1.5 mi was nothing but sand. Definitely recommend gaiters. The last 1/2 was a very steep incline, but manageable. My poles saved me on the way back down. It was quite busy for a Monday; saw about 20 people. It’s very rewarding once you reach the top (5100’). Amazing views. It’s probably even more amazing during the spring.

Enjoyable hike with nice views of the San Gabriels on the bottom of the loop. Added the High View spur. App shut down recording part way through, unfortunately, but my Garmin clocked in at 5.9 with the spur added.

Very sandy, but worth it for the views!

Enjoyed it! Lots of J trees and fun rocks along the way. The second half is mostly sand. Bunnies, birds, and a tiny snake spotted.

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no shade
1 month ago

The views from Eureka are gorgeous! I did it as a loop up the Eureka trail and down the Burnt Hill trail, which I recommend-- you'll have views of the San Gabriels coming down the BH trail (don't get that on the Eureka). Trail is almost entirely deep, loose sand (like a beach) which makes for slow going-- plan for it taking a bit more time than the mileage would indicate. Not sure if I'd rate this as hard-- you definitely will know you went on a hike, but nothing technical. It's a steady gain for most of the way up with a sharp pitch up at the end.

nice views once you get to the top, lots of sand

hiking
1 month ago

Well kept trail but in Nov there were no flowers or animals so it was pretty boring. Not much of a view and walking through sand most of the way was a slog. The south half of the trail was prettier.

Great spot to catch a sunset!

Sandy trail so be prepared for a beach-like walking path. The last 0.25 mile is a bit steep but the remainder of the hike is manageable. No shade throughout, but beautiful views at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked 10-26-19. Beautiful day with decent weather. No shade throughout hike and no water sources. Really a stunning landscape with scattered Joshua trees in abundance. The view from the summit of Eureka is delightful with views of Baldy in the distance. Make sure to bring ample water and sunscreen.

Very sandy but great views at top. Would maybe go clockwise to get better views while hiking and less uphill in sand

Beautiful trail that showcases a lot of what the Mojave has to offer!

Great trail. We completed Warren Peak and then continued onto the Panoramic loop. The 360 views at both were astounding. Pretty windy nearing the top due to Santa Ana winds season, but we were dressed for it and prepared. Pretty sandy in the beginning of the trailhead for about a mile and a half or so, so be prepared for that. Didn’t see a single person on our trek and the wildflowers were thriving. Gorgeous hike with a lot of changes in scenery — highly recommend combining Warren Peak and the Panoramic loop for those looking for a 8-9 mile hike!

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no shade
rocky
2 months ago

This is a great trail, well marked and well maintained. There’s a mixture of sand and rocky portions of the trail. I went counterclockwise and up to the tippy top of the peak. While off the track, the view was fantastic. Ended up being a 6 mile hike at the end. I recommend doing it in the morning. There’s not a lot of shade.

Great hike. Distance is actually 7.0 miles if you follow the map on Alltrails. Approx 1,200 elevation gain is much easier if you hike the loop counter clockwise.

Intended and started to hike the Canyon View Trail, but got a call and had to head back home. Have seen deer many times on the Canyon View Trail.

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2 months ago

Short hike with great views!

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2 months ago

Joshua trees up through juniper and piñon pine. Almost 8 miles

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3 months ago

Beautiful trail! Go early as the sun is rising.

Really enjoyed this trail! Such a beautiful park.

Great views of the Coachella Valley, Yucca Valley, and Warren Peak from the ridge line. Very humid hike this morning, so hazy skies, and more of a workout than usual. Some of the biggest Pinyon Pines and good size Joshua Trees in JTNP in the higher elevations of the trail.

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