Ron & Jan's Favorite Day Hikes

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Other Areas of the Park

Joshua Tree is a very large park encompassing approximately 794,000 acres, 600,000 of which is a wilderness area, running 60 miles east-to-west and 30 miles north-to-south. Here are a few other trails some off of Keys Road and desert Queen Rd..

Other Areas Panoramas



Keys View Nature Walk

Length .2 miles | elevation 19 feet | loop

Directions: From Joshua Tree entrance take Park Blvd till right before Cap Rock and turn right on Keys View Road. Head all the way to the end of the road

Very short walk on nice trail . stunning views of surrounding areas including the salton sea on a good day.

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  • keys view nature trail
  • keys view nature trail
  • keys view nature trail
  • keys view nature trail
  • keys view nature trail
  • keys view nature trail
  • keys view nature trail
  • keys view nature trail
  • keys view nature trail
  • keys view nature trail
  • keys view nature trail
  • keys view nature trail
  • keys view nature trail

Keyes View to Insperation Point

Length 2 miles | elevation 656 feet | out & back

Directions: From Joshua Tree entrance take Park Blvd till right before Cap Rock and turn right on Keys View Road. Head all the way to the end of the road

If you want a longer hike than the nature trail, take the trail to insperation point. The 2 mile hike has some elevation, but not too steep. Trail is well maintained and easy to follow

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  • keyes view to inspiration peak

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Lucky Boy Vista Trail

Length 3.1 miles | elevation 200 feet | easy loop

Directions:From Joshua Tree entrance take Park Blvd past Ryan Mountain and look on the right for Desert Queen Mine Road (dirt Road). Across the street from Geology Tour rd. Follow to parking lot.

Lucky Boy Vista Trail to Elton Mine is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Twentynine Palms, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October.

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Desert Queen Mine Trail

Length 3.4 miles | elevation 580 feet easy/medium part loop

Directions: From Joshua Tree entrance take Park Blvd past Ryan Mountain and look on the right for DesertQueen Mine Road (dirt Road). Across the street from Geology Tour rd. Follow to parking lot.

Pretty trail has a little bit of incline but not too bad. It is easy to follow for most of the way.

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  • desert queen mine trail

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