“This is a great trail for making longer loops in the Maze area.
— Mikhaila Redovian
As with many trails in Joshua Tree, be sure to bring ample water and sun protection.
This trail is one of the many options for runners in the Maze area. The nearest parking area is at the small pullout for The Maze Loop Trail
and North View Trail
. This route can also be accessed from the Boy Scout Trail
The trail itself will add about 2 miles to your trip, one way. If you're looking to extend a North View Trail
/The Maze Loop Trail
loop, this can be a great option, especially since the spur that branches off about halfway through offers great views.
The trail itself is similar to those that you'll need to take to access this one. The trail features some gentle hills and a few scrambles, making it exciting even for those who have visited before. Mesquite and cat's claw can make for prickly trail companions, so keep an eye out for them on the side of the route. Rugged in nature, the trail doesn't provide much in the way of markings, so it would be smart to bring a map or the Trail Run Project mobile app
Flora & Fauna
Mesquite, cat's claw, and oak are all present on this route.