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maxwellkg wrote a review Mar 2020
Boston, Massachusetts304 contributions47 helpful votes
This trail is easily walked and you get a piece of gold mining history all in one. Some of the old mill is still standing along with a couple of old vehicle wrecks that were used at the site. If you are lucky you might see a rabbit or two.
Date of experience: February 2020
Pinkiu wrote a review Mar 2020
Fort Wayne, Indiana255 contributions81 helpful votes
I like hikes with abandoned sites. You get to see a few of them on this hike plus great scenery. At the end is an old truck and gold mine. How cool is that?
Date of experience: March 2020
Natlparkfan7 wrote a review Nov 2019
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming142 contributions80 helpful votes
This hike was flat but you walk in the sand which makes it harder to walk. Mine was ok. The best part was all the Joshua trees as you walked.
Date of experience: November 2019
jmpncsu wrote a review May 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina4,053 contributions1,104 helpful votes
We hiked to Wall Street Mill while visiting Joshua Tree. The hike starts from Barker Dam trailhead and is about 2 miles round trip, flat and easy although it's exposed so probably very hot in the summer. There were lots of wildflowers blooming when we visited in April. About half way is the Desert Queen Well and Worth Bagley stone. The trail ends at Wall Street Mill. The ruins of the old stamp mill are pretty cool. The old conveyor that moved gold ore is still visible. A couple old cars can be found near the mill. Definitely a cool history hike in Joshua Tree.…
Date of experience: April 2019
Carlee C wrote a review Oct 2018
54 contributions31 helpful votes
We enjoyed our hike to Wall Street Mill, which can be found in the same parking lot as Barker Dam trail head. We found the trails in Joshua Tree to not be well marked and usually ended up just following others footprints and this hike was no exception. We started off easy enough and came to a fork in the trail in which one path led to the old pink house we saw in other reviews so we went that way. We should have back tracked and then went to the other path at the fork, but instead we followed foot prints, which did eventually lead us to the mill, but the whole time we were commenting on how poorly the trail was marked and that it didn’t seem like a trail at all. At least the way there was beautiful and we saw no other people. We made it to the mill where I looked down the hill and saw the old cars from others reviews (which were really cool to check out!) and a well marked trail. We were laughing that no wonder the way there seemed so poorly marked, we weren’t on the trail at all. At least we weren’t the only ones to make this mistake, we followed quite a few footprints to the mill. We took the marked trail on the way back, which was also beautiful. Either way, we had a great time. It was full of Joshua Trees and it was fun to see parts of history and abandoned items. Even came across the spot talking about the old shoot out. Definitely worth a stop!…
Date of experience: October 2018