Best Hikes in Joshua Tree National Park For First Time Visitors

The beauty of Joshua Tree National Park is its accessibility. There are so many different hiking trails for all hiking abilities.

Here is a selection of hikes that will appeal to the first-time visitor of all hiking abilities. All are perfect for day adventures from your accommodation in Joshua Tree.

Hidden Valley

One of the most popular hikes in Joshua Tree National park, is a classic hike offering quintessential Joshua Tree landscapes of massive rock formations and Joshua trees.

Barker Dam

An easy circular hike, Barker Dam Trail is excellent for wildlife, especially after the rains when the area transforms into a desert oasis.

Arch Rock

The joy of this hike is exploring and scrambling over the rock formations in the area. Climb to the top of the arch for some incredible views over the desert.

Ryan Mountain

The well-maintained track is steep and exposed to the sun and wind. But the views are worth the small effort and provide a great excuse to stop and catch your breath.

Lost Horse Mine

Along the trail, you are treated to landscapes of California wildflowers, large Joshua trees and the remains of the Lost Horse Gold Mine.

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