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All reviews dirt road great hike the loop parking lot wheel drive arrow pointing climb ladders small rocks leave early in the morning after reading several reviews hiking sandals friendly hikers deep sand follow the path rock walls loose gravel bring water
First be warned- the road in is only for 4WDs- we had a 2WD and stopped short of the car park which was a good move- a lot of soft sand further on.
We had watched some YouTube videos before we did this hike- which...More
We have done this hike many times and it is spectacular! But be warned, the road to the trailhead is closed and for the adventurous, is only passible with a 4 wheel drive vehicle. Also, some of the ladders have been washed out, so expect...More
What a beautiful, yet strenious hike! We seemed to be the only people visiting the canyon that day.
It was very very hot that day (+40 C), first went to wrong way (too left) and reached the ropes to climb up after say 1h walking....More
Not easy to find (esp when the GPS didn't recognize the location) but worth the drive from Cathedral City. The colours and rock formations were stunning. Go early to avoid the hottest time of the day. We also did Ladder Canyon - same location I...More
Recently, we explored this Printed Canyon. It is not well developed yet, but it is good for the challenge or hiking. View is good. From the canyon wall, you can imagine thousands of changes in the earth.
My husband and I have always wanted to hike a slot canyon. Painted Canyon was our opportunity.
The last 5 miles of the drive are on a bumpy, dirt road. It is still worth it.
The hike is short but moderate. There were 4 ladders...More
A 48 minute drive from Palm Desert, same I10 exit to go to Joshua Tree (different directions). Highly recommend that you have an SUV/AWD as a good portion of the drive is unpaved and very bumpy. May not be a good option for those with...More
2 and a half hour drive here for us (5 hours round trip) and about a 2 hour hike... worth it!!! Loved loved loved this hike! We accidently missed the sign for the ladder canyon trail and kept going straight. It all loops around together...More
The hike was far more difficult then lead to believe. Hike not well marked, be sure to take a photo of the map. Of all the hikes we had done around Palm Springs this has been our least favorite. We would not recommend it and...More
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Yes the ladders are in disrepair. There has been storm damage in October and the trail is rough in places and I think the ladders are shakey and not altogether trust worthy. Also one is so poor are to require a belay by... More
Yes the ladders are in disrepair. There has been storm damage in October and the trail is rough in places and I think the ladders are shakey and not altogether trust worthy. Also one is so poor are to require a belay by rope. I think I would wait awhile to do this hike until repairs can be made to the ladders. Someone could be hurt. The road is passable but don't push your luck,
Its closed. We tried going here a couple of times, have you heard of corn springs campground? They also have roadclosures but if you have 4x4 drive you can make the drive, the road is really sandy and soft and you have the... More
Its closed. We tried going here a couple of times, have you heard of corn springs campground? They also have roadclosures but if you have 4x4 drive you can make the drive, the road is really sandy and soft and you have the possibility of getting stuck unless you have a truck or 4x4. its a beautiful campsite similar to painted canyon but its an 8 mile drive offroading. I plan on going this weekend.
There's a bunch of state camp grounds up in Big Bear about an hour from Joshua, really beautiful but it will be quite a bit cooler. Camping randomly in the Yucca Valley area is probably not the best idea.