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Did this on Presidents’ Day 2018. There was snow at the trail head and it snowed on us when we first started. We didn’t need the crampons until about 8000. We didn’t make it to the top because of the storm that rolled in. The hike was beautiful, especially in the snow.

13 hours ago

Some really cool houses, would be a neat place to live

Easy Hike. Fire-roads the Thank entire trail (paved and unpacked). Beautiful views!

Very rocky. Not dirty. Waterfall area crowded. For what should be an easy trail it’s quite rocky.

Great hike. You have 2 options. To the right you have steep incline for about 3mi, then gradual down. The left is opposite.

Did it at sunrise and completely worth it, even with sub 20F temperatures. A great hike and beautiful view!

Short, easy hike with a good view at the end. Continue to the end after the boy scout "summit" sign for the best view.

It was fun but to get to the start of the trail it takes four miles of off road driving and an extra quarter mile walk. While on the trail, there is a stream and there are areas where you have to cross the stream while walking on rocks. Since the trail is out and back, there are lots of people walking back and forth so if you are walking through a small, narrow area, you have to watch out.
At the end of the trail, there is a waterfall but it’s probably not as big as you’re expecting. I feel like in order to get to said waterfall, you have to be careful, and really climb on rocks and over the stream. You can have children and dogs on this trail.
At the beginning of the trail, after the extra walking, they have a wagon of water bottles you can have only asking for a small donation.

Difficult trail but the view is amazing.

Plot twist! The workout is in the way back! Getting to the waterfall isn’t too bad, there is a steep area that used to have ropes. Someone who was familiar with the trail mentioned it since they are no longer there. About halfway down there is a second spot that gets tricky, that area thankfully still has two ropes. There is a small parking lot for cars and two porta potties. Would totally recommend this hike.

Nice hike, pretty easy and very dusty. Terrain varies from woods to meadow, mostly flat. Picnic table overlooking airstrip. Some of us (well, ok..me) were freaked out by the pack of coyote we heard crying/calling. Seemed to be stalking us. I had my puppy with me and it was very un-nerving. Past a runner who said he sees the pack often but not to worry...they are harmless. No others on the trail. Id recommend doing this with a friend or two.

16 hours ago

Great hike! We went clockwise and it took us about 3 hours with plenty of stops. The mine was so cool to see, spotted lots of ravens and lizards along the way. The Joshua trees were beautiful! It was 60 and sunny but a bit breezy—I had on a fleece but wish I would have brought another layer with me.

16 hours ago

The hike is moderate however we didn’t finish due to no people being around except for the three man standing by the hill, very suspicious. We ended up turning around then came across the broken glass.... that means cars get broken into , watch out. Unless you’re going with more than 3 people I wouldn’t recommend it. Reminds me of an episode of CSI.

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16 hours ago

My husband and I bike have always loved biking through here, we now take our son in a single bike trailer and it’s great! The picnic area in the beginning is gone now unfortunately, but there is another bench much farther in off the main trail

16 hours ago

Did the loop but ended up adding the the Rim Trail so total distance was 17.6 miles of hiking. Definitely would do it again since I felt it’s good training for the distance aspect,since elevation wasn’t much of a factor. Definitely recommend it since it’s a good training hike.

Lots of steps, but lovely views. Worth the effort!

Beautiful place to hike! Once you get to the North Grove, it's another 8 mile drive to South Grove on a one lane road. At South Grove there are a couple of different trails - one is 1.67 miles and seems fairly easy. It's a mile to the South Grove trail and I'm not sure of that's included in the 5.5 mile total. The trail is very well maintained and the sound of Beaver Creek is awesome. Enjoy!

Very nice hike especially in spring when there is still water in the little lake that is barred by the dam. Unfortunately it has the same problem as Hidden Valley...too many people.

Beautiful but overrrun. This trail offers Joshua Tree NP in a box...with nice rock formations, joshua trees and other desert fauna, and some history.

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