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Hi-View Nature Trail

  4.0 ( 3 ) Favorite


1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer loop


Ascent: 312' 95 m
Descent: -313' -96 m
High: 4,443' 1,354 m
Low: 4,130' 1,259 m


Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)


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Trail shared by Daniel Lammers

A fun trail that is short but provides great views.

Daniel Lammers

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Family Friendly While the route might be a bit long for younger kids, older kids will enjoy getting out of the car and onto this trail.


Fun trail! While short in duration, this loop trail offers good views of the surrounding area.


The trail is well-traveled and clearly marked. It does intersect with the West Side Loop Trail, so you'll have to pay attention to where you are going so as to avoid the much longer trail. The trail is comprised of loose sand and rock. Overall, the trail is well-maintained and easy to navigate. Some areas are wide enough for two, but for the most part is singletrack.

Being a loop, it can be done in either direction. Going clockwise from the parking lot does have a steeper climb as the elevation is gained in less than 0.5 miles. The steeper parts of the trail have rock steps built in and are well-made, although shorter visitors will notice some are a bit high.

This leads to a nice overlook of the surrounding area and a view of the peaks in Big Bear. The western part of the trail is more gradual in the elevation. The trail also has numerous benches to sit and enjoy the views (or take a rest). This route is rated as intermediate due to the quickness of the elevation changes.

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Gorgeous vistas overlooking the surrounding hills await you on the High View Nature Trail.
Feb 12, 2017 near Yucca V…, CA
This view awaits from a high point on the trail looking west towards Big Bear.
Feb 12, 2017 near Yucca V…, CA
Look east from the trail for picturesque views of Joshua Tree National Park.
Feb 12, 2017 near Yucca V…, CA
The trails in Black Rock Canyon are all well marked with signs like these.
Feb 25, 2017 near Yucca V…, CA
Look out for these rock stairs while heading down from the peak on the High View Nature Trail.
Feb 12, 2017 near Yucca V…, CA
Part way up the trail, look back toward the campground for a sprawling view of your desert surroundings.
Feb 12, 2017 near Yucca V…, CA


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