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Recommended Routes in Painted Hills - 1

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Favorite Although the surroundings are pretty barren, there is still some plant life in the wide wash of the Painted Canyon Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Ladder Canyon Hike

4.5 mi 7.2 km 863' Up 262.94 m Up 866' Down 263.88 m Down

Mecca, CA

Painted Hills Hiking

  • 10 Miles 16 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 2 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Painted Hills - 3

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1.6 mi 2.5 km #1Ladder Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Mecca, CA
Intermediate
Mecca, CA
2.1 mi 3.3 km #2Painted Canyon Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Mecca, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Mecca, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #3Ropes Canyon Trail
Difficult
Thermal, CA
Difficult
Thermal, CA

Photos of Painted Hills - 13

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Ladder and Painted Canyons
Dec 1, 2017 near Mecca, CA
Although the surroundings are pretty barren, there is still some plant life in the wide wash of the Painted Canyon Trail.
Mar 29, 2017 near Mecca, CA
You get a true sense of the Ladder Canyon Trail's steep-sided passage when looking from above.
Mar 30, 2017 near Mecca, CA
The canyon north of the parking lot is broad at first, but quickly narrows.
Feb 25, 2017 near Mecca, CA
Painted Canyon
Apr 17, 2018 near Mecca, CA
A little modern convenience to aide the route up Ladder Canyon Trail.
Mar 29, 2017 near Mecca, CA
Rappel #1 Set-up at top of Ropes Canyon
Mar 31, 2021 near Mecca, CA
Tree in canyon
Apr 17, 2018 near Thermal, CA