GARRET'S ARCH - WONDERLAND OF ROCKS is one of the many treasures of Joshua Tree National Park. Twelve square miles of massive monzogranite boulders. This maze of stone hides groves of Joshua trees, trackless washes and several small pools of water. We will explore off trail narrow canyons and washes, towering walls and pinnacles with amazing geological features. We will also visit historical Wall Street Mill.
- Trail Length: 5 miles
- Hiking time: 3 hours
- Elevation Gain/Loss: 500 feet
- Trailhead Elevation: 4200’
- Difficulty Rating: Moderate Plus: Involves rock scrambling around and over boulders with exposure. Handholds and good balance are necessary.
- Type: Trail, and mostly off trail routes
- Trail Route: Loop
- Terrain: rocky trail, sandy areas, dry waterfalls, large boulders
- Meeting Locations:
8:00 AM Meet at PetSmart Palm Springs click here, or at Joshua Tree Entrance Station parking area next to restrooms at 8:45.
Park entrance fee or park pass required.
Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (2 to 3 liters recommended), trail snacks/lunch. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Gloves may be helpful.
Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are essential.
Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike. Click here for more information.
Contact Hike Leader: Scott Connelly email click here
Carpooling may be available if offered by driver. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share. Arrive a few minutes early for briefing and carpooling. Distance to trailhead is 50 miles .
Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.