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Best stands of Joshua trees

Lost Horse Valley can be accessed from the Lost Horse Mine Road, which is located off Keys View... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
Otherworldly To Be Among The Joshua Trees!

Joshua Trees are otherworldly, so to be able to get so close to so many is magical! Just walking... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2018
Seattle, Washington
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Located in Joshua Tree National Park this is a small-box canyon that provides great hiking trails.
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

We hiked the 2-mile trail to the mine and back, for a total 4-mile hike. I was disappointed in this trail - I thought that it was not particularly scenic and not an iota of shade anywhere (yes, I know...it's the desert!). I think my...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

Lost Horse Valley can be accessed from the Lost Horse Mine Road, which is located off Keys View Road. There is a small parking lot at the end of the road. From the parking lot, walk back towards the main road for 0.1 mi/0.2 km...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

Joshua Trees are otherworldly, so to be able to get so close to so many is magical! Just walking around, it makes me want to stop and take a portrait of each one....they seem to have their own personalities! Highly recommend Lost Horse Valley!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

Excellent hike among Joshua Trees! We hiked the loop trail which passes by the mining equipment and building foundations. The desert is filled with colorful and abundant wildflowers this year. I enjoyed seeing the various shapes and sizes of Joshua Trees!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Kim C
Reviewed April 16, 2017

We drove through this part of the park on our way to the Keys View viewpoint and enjoyed the views of the Joshua Trees and rock formations. We didn't have time for the trail out to the old mine, but the scenery is very good.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

There are a ton of different climbing areas in this section of JTree. There's a little more shade in some spots, like Mel's Diner, so good on a hot day, less good on a cold day when you're looking for sun to warm up your...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed November 30, 2016

We were not expecting the crowds in Joshua Tree when we went Thanksgiving weekend and while I would not characterize myself as a misanthrope, the hoards of people and cars were bringing out these tendencies. We decided to do a longer hike earlier in the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed October 10, 2016

We went to the Lost Horse Valley.. There is a hiking trail that can take one to the top of Lost Horse Peak and to a well preserved gold mine called Lost Horse Miine.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank mini
Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

I went here on a recent trip. The drive up from Palm Springs isn't bad and the sites are great. This area has a lot oh Joshua trees which was pretty cool. I have never been in this type of desert before and really enjoyed...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed March 23, 2016

The Aiguille de Joshua Tree is to the East of the Lost Horse Ranger Station which cannot be reached by car. This is not even on the visitor brochure, and if you Google it you can only find this attraction from the rock climbing websites,...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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