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Wall Street Mill Trail

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 3.8 (22) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great trail for families with lots of distractions along the way.


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

100%

Runnable

4,335' 1,321 m

High

4,256' 1,297 m

Low

79' 24 m

Up

79' 24 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

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Features Views · Wildflowers

Overview

This flat run is great for families with young explorers. An abandoned homestead, a few ancient vehicles, a windmill, the stamp mill, and if you're lucky: a gravestone!

While the trailhead can appear crowded, most runners are headed to Barker Dam and you'll find substantially less runners once you get going.

A portion of the run is through a sandy wash but other than that the trail is smooth and well traveled.

Need to Know

There is no water and very little shade. Be prepared.

Runner Notes

A portion of the trail is a sandy stream bed.

Description

From the trailhead, veer immediately right. Don't follow the crowds headed to Barker Dam. Large boulders will be on your left as you head through a sandy wash. After passing the boulders, you'll spot an obvious trail on your left which leads to an abandoned homestead. Poke around the ruins and avoid the temptation to take any souvenirs.

As you leave the homestead follow the trail which veers to the left and you'll connect back to the main Wall Street Mill trail. After another 1/4 mile, keep your eyes open on the left side for a 1930's era pickup which is slowly rusting away. Although, the desert has sanded off most of the sharp edges, be cautious.

As you leave the pickup and head back towards the main trail, look for a windmill ahead on your left. Do not be tempted to climb the rickety metal ladder, no matter how strong it looks,

Continue back on the main trail. You're headed down the final stretch with the destination being William F. Keys Wall Street Stamp Mill.

Flora & Fauna

Flowering cactus can be spotted just off the trail. Lizards abound!

Contacts

Shared By:

Phil Steffek

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  3.8 from 22 votes

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Photos

Joshua Tree National Park
Apr 30, 2015 near Twentyn…, CA
The mill on the Wall Street Mill Trail
Apr 30, 2015 near Twentyn…, CA
Rear window
Apr 30, 2015 near Twentyn…, CA
Trailhead of Wall Street Mill
Apr 30, 2015 near Twentyn…, CA
Ore cart tracks leading to the top of the Wall Street Mill.
Apr 23, 2015 near Twentyn…, CA
Wall Street Mill - Customer Parking Only! Joshua Tree National Park.
Apr 23, 2015 near Twentyn…, CA

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