1. Short west loop trail ride
This is a leasure trail ride through west loop trail towards black rock canyon campground, with views of Yucca Valley. A beginner could easily ride that trail. No big challenges, but great views and fun. Sunrise or sunset rides available.
Duration: about 1.5 hours
Skills: All skills welcome (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced)
2. Scenic Black Rock Short Loop, Canyon View and Burnt Hill Trail
This is a beautiful trail through the western parts of Joshua Tree National Park. The Short Loop Trail winds through the valleys and hills until we hit the Canyon View Trail. This trail winds through the hills and on the ridges with great views of JT National Park. We come back down into the wash to ride up to Burnt Hill that leads into the Burnt Hill Trail. From there we slowly descend back to Black Rock Canyon Campground and back to the ranch.
This trail has ups and downs and only people who feel comfortable on their rental horse should participate. We offer "warm up" rounds in the round pen as well as lessons for people who would like to go "prepared".
Duration: 3.5 hours to 4 hours
Skills: Beginner to Intermediate Riders welcome.
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Morongo View Trail
Another beautiful trail that stays on the westside of Black Rock Canyon Campground. We ride through wash that lies inside a little canyon. After several miles the canyon splits and we head right into Warren Peak Trail. From there on we go up and up. The last part of this trail is kind of a steeper incline, but on the plateau on top you will see the Coachella Valley, Palm Springs, Palm Desert down to Indio. The view is fantastic - not as impressive as Eureka Peak since it is not a 360 degree view, but nevertheless unforgettable.
Duration: 3.5 hours to 4 hours
Skills: Beginner to Intermediate
Food: We offer a little picnic with sandwiches, fruit, diverse refreshments etc. on the trail
3. Eureka Peak
One of the most amazing trail rides offered in the National Park. On the California Riding and Hiking Trail we ride through easy but very impressive terrain most of the trail. The views are just mindblowing once you reach Eureka Peak with its 1681 m / 5516 ft. 360 degree views of the high desert. On good days you can see the Salton Sea and the Mexican border in the South and Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree as well as Twenty Nine Palms in the Northe, East and West. A memory you will never forget. We stop close to Eureka Peak for a sandwich and drinks. Take your camera! For the ones who want some adventure: There are some nice slopes uphill, if you want to give it a try (same counts for downhill). You can ride up on the ridge, if you are not afraid of heights. For the leasurly rider: there are comfortable trails around the steep inclines and the ledge and we just keep in easy terrain with the same impressive views. Nothing to worry about. It's your choice.
Duration: 5.5 hours to 6 hours
Skills: Intermediate to Advance Riders welcome.
Food: On Eureka we offer a little picnic with sandwiches, fruit, diverse refreshments etc.