Location: Mojave desert between Barstow and Baker. From Interstate 15, take exit 221 for Afton Road (38 miles northeast of Barstow, 24 miles southwest of
Category: Rating: 4-6
Decent hikes that offer something of a wilderness experience; worth traveling a short distance for, or combining with other hikes in the area.
Dos Palmas Preserve
Location: Riverside County, northeast of the Salton Sea. From the Salton Sea State Recreation Area near the town of North Shore on Highway 111 (10.8
Cholla Cactus Garden Trail (Joshua Tree National Park)
Location: Pinto Basin Road, Joshua Tree National Park. The Cholla Cactus Garden Trail is 18.4 miles southeast of Highway 62 (via Utah Trail, Park Blvd.
Mt. Chapel via Brush Canyon Trail (Griffith Park)
Location: Canyon Drive, Griffith Park. From the 101 Freeway, take the Gower St. exit (8C). Head north (turn left if you are coming from the
Indian Cove Nature Trail (Joshua Tree National Park)
Location: Indian Cove, Joshua Tree National Park. From Highway 62, take Indian Cove Rd. (36 miles northeast of I-10, 16 miles east of Yucca Valley
Ramona Peak (Simon County Preserve)
Ramona Peak (Simon County Preserve) Location: Bassett Way, Ramona. From the intersection of highway 67 and 78 in downtown Ramona (19 miles east of Escondido