Split Rock Loop Trail
ElevationAscent: 52' 16 m
Descent: -77' -23 m
High: 4,382' 1,336 m
Low: 4,305' 1,312 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)
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“A side trail off the main Split Rock Loop with access to Face Rock and other interesting rock formations.”— Trail Master
Starting from the southern end, the trail soon passes a short spur trail to Face Rock, a rock formation that some people say resembles George Washington. Past this spur, the trail turns back to the northwest and starts a gradual climb that will continue for the next half mile. The wide, sandy trail will pass through some interesting rock formations around its high point.
After you reach the top of the hill, the rest of the way is an easy-going descent until the trail rejoins with the Split Rock Loop Trail. You'll also pass a junction with the Lucky Boy Vista - Queen Mine Loop Trail heading north on your right; continue straight at this intersection to stay on the Split Rock Loop Trail.
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Land Manager: NPS - Joshua Tree National Park