PS - Hike: Split Rock - Joshua Tree Park

  • Tue, May 17, 2022
  • 8:00 AM
  • Joshua Tree National Park


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Description: Split Rock/Face Rock Loop Trail is a 2.3-mile trail located in Joshua Tree National Park just off Park Blvd. approximately 2.2 miles west of Pinto Basin Road. The trail begins at the Split Rock parking area.  We will hike the trail in a counterclockwise direction. At approximately 1.2 miles we will take a side trip to Face Rock. This is approximately .6 miles out and back to the Split Rock Loop trail. This trail provides a variety of landscapes and unique rock formations.

  • Trail Length: 2.3 miles total
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 252 feet
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy+ - will be a bit challenging for an unconditioned person because if the elevation level of 4,600 ft.
  • The terrain varies from sandy wash to some hills with loose rocks.  There are many stone steps on the trail.
  • It is highly recommended that you bring hiking poles if you have them.
  • Trail Type: Loop, plus short out and back.
  • Hiking Time: 2-2 1/2 hours
  • Graded dirt road for .6 miles from Park Blvd. to the trailhead parking area
  • Departure Time:  8:00 AM (Please arrive early for PROMPT 8:00 am departure)

Departure Location: Dollar Tree/Stater Bros. in Palm Springs at 1717 E. Vista Chino Road, cross street, N. Cerritos Road; meet at the north/east corner parking lot between 7:45 and 8:00 a.m. Map: Click Here

Fees/Charges: Joshua Tree Park entrance fee. It is highly recommended that you enter Joshua Tree National Park from the North Entrance, located in 29 Palms.  It is the closest entry to the trailhead. In addition, there are fewer visitors entering at this location.

Hiking Requirements:  Although the trail is fairly level, the elevation is at 4600 feet so you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike. Click here for more information.

Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by driver.  You are responsible for arranging your own transportation or ride share. 

Cancel: If you cannot make a hike for which you have registered please cancel as others may be on the waitlist. You may cancel directly from your profile settings or notify the hike leader.

Contact hike leader: Richard Dachman Email click here. Co-Leader: Kirk Olsen, Email click here.

Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

Special COVID Related Requirements

You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.
This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE

Send proof of vaccination to: or text to: 760-902-1850

Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike. 

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