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Panorama Loop Trail

 4 votes

Length

2.9 Miles 4.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

708' 216 m

Ascent

-717' -218 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

5,149' 1,570 m

High

4,433' 1,351 m

Low

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All Clear 53 days ago
Dry - Excellent conditions and weather on Dec. 30! History

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Climb up to the western ridge of the Black Rock Canyon camp area in Joshua Tree National Park.

Phil DiGirolamo

Overview

Weather determines the restrictions. One gallon of water is recommended per person for summer visitors. Layers are necessary for winter visits as high winds and snow can occur.
Features: Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Family Friendly: While it might not be their favorite trail in the park, children can certainly handle its manageable length and moderate grades.
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

Heading out from atop the campground, just left of Camp 30, head towards the water tower. Go left at this point. After about a ¼ mile, hikers will reach a junction with the Burnt Hill Trail. Go right at this point to stick to the Panorama Loop. You'll start a gradual climb through a large wash. After another ¼ mile, there will be a split, stay left.

As you continue up the wash, you'll come into the narrowing that is Black Rock Canyon. There is a sign that has two sets of initials, PL and MP. This is the beginning of the Panorama Loop. MP leads up to the Moranga Peak Trail located off of the backside of the Panorama Loop trail. As the trail narrows it winds up and on to the southern boundary of the Panorama Loop.

There is a set of steep switchbacks leading up to the ridge top once you get out of the canyon. From the top, you can look over to the mountains behind Palm Springs as you travel west. Continue on the south side of the ridge until you come upon an old jeep road that will loop to the north and back around to the beginning of the Black Rock Canyon. Then continue to loop back to the starting point.

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Feb 10, 2018
Thomas Henline
Dec 30, 2017
Keith Blodorn
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Dec 27, 2017
Carlos Conde
Dec 4, 2017
E Leaf
Oct 9, 2017
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Sep 14, 2017
Carlos Mariscal
Apr 29, 2017
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Apr 22, 2017
Laura Sardisco
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  4.3 from 4 votes

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