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Boy Scout Trail

Joshua Tree National Park, CA 92277
+1 760-367-5500
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Great trail for backpacking

We staged cars at Boy Scout Trail and Indian Cove (allow 45 minutes for this at least) We carried... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Beth B
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Fairfax, California
Great Trail - need way to shuttle

Hiked the north eastern 3 miles of this trail. Great trail to transition from open desert to the... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
goldfishcastle
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Montana
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We staged cars at Boy Scout Trail and Indian Cove (allow 45 minutes for this at least) We carried our water for a two day backpacking trip. The trail is amazing, rocky and has great views overlooking the town of Joshua Tree. It's mostly downhill...More

Thank Beth B
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Hiked the north eastern 3 miles of this trail. Great trail to transition from open desert to the rocks. It would be great if there's a way to shuttle this hike using the park service provided transit.

Thank goldfishcastle
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

I really struggled with my rating, and tough to decide on a 4 vs. 5! A great hike, but in my opinion, there are prettier areas in the Park. Some pretty rock formations along the way, but not jaw-dropping like some other areas, hence my...More

1  Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

A wonderful and easy trail. Especially if you deviate and take the path leading to the wonderland of rocks. Made me feel like Lara Croft exploring some desert! The area allows for some excellent backcountry camping as well.

2  Thank Asterixos
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I did the hike from the south end at Keys West and ended at the Indian Cove was north trail head. The weather was cool and windy in exposed areas. I enjoyed the southern sector better where it was more scenic with Joshua Trees and...More

Thank sretniw
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

We hiked the Boy Scout Trail when we were in Joshua Tree National Park. The desert scenery is very nice and its a good hike.

Thank mini
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Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

We wanted to watch the sunset in J Tree and the Boy Scout Trail was the place to be. We did not actually hike the trail. There was a rock formation to the left of the parking lot and we scrambled to the top and...More

5  Thank AudienceofOne
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Reviewed 28 December 2015

Today we started at the Boy Scout Trailhead by Quail Springs and took the trail to Willow Hole and really enjoyed our 7.2 mile hike (3.6 miles out and back). After being on Boy Scout Trail for 1.25 miles there is a well marked sign...More

8  Thank foerster9
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Reviewed 5 February 2015

We dropped off one car at the Boy Scout Trailhead and drove the other to the start near Indian Cove. The almost-8-mile hike was a great way to spend a morning, traversing from the desert lowlands through the rocky canyons and then finishing in the...More

4  Thank BayouRnnr
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

This is an easy trail that wanders by the Wonderland of Rocks. There is so much of the beauty of the desert readily apparent along the trail. Every foot of the trail is surrounding by cacti and other vegetation. There are birds singing everywhere. We...More

3  Thank Sarah R
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