Lost Horse Valley
Lost Horse Valley
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Located in Joshua Tree National Park this is a small-box canyon that provides great hiking trails.
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Ntalabany
London, UK372 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Love this loop. Done it a few times now and would recommend to do it anti-clockwise: The steeper part comes at the beginning, you can extend the loop by checking out the Lost Horse Mine (ca 30 minutes extra) and then you amble your way back, gently descending and finally strolling on sandy paths past cacti and Joshua trees. Once past the mine there are hardly any people on this trail. The mine is definitely worth visiting. The rusty equipment and exposed situation are a stark reminder of harsher times, scraping a living out of rock in the middle of nowhere.
Written 7 January 2020
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Peter F
Staten Island, NY1,576 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This area has a huge grove of Joshua trees as far as you can see. There are so many varied shapes and sizes.
Written 19 August 2019
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA11,718 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Business
Nice place for a walk. Wasn’t super hot in early May. I was there early in the morning. Easy trails. Good views.
Written 5 June 2019
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Foodie4Life1982
Seattle, WA449 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We hiked the 6.2 mile lost horse loop, with a stop at the abandoned gold mine. Great hike, beautiful views, we will be back for sure!!
Written 26 May 2019
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C-S-TravelersFromCA
Sacramento, CA171 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018
We hiked the 2-mile trail to the mine and back, for a total 4-mile hike. I was disappointed in this trail - I thought that it was not particularly scenic and not an iota of shade anywhere (yes, I know...it's the desert!). I think my husband enjoyed seeing the remains of the mine, but I would have turned back after the first mile. I'd call it a moderate hike. The overall elevation gain is approx 500 ft (but that doesn't account for the fact that there's quite a bit of up/down/up/down). If/when I return to Joshua Tree, I'd try other trails - probably wouldn't repeat this one.
Written 20 July 2018
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pingaroo
Chicago, IL2,191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Lost Horse Valley can be accessed from the Lost Horse Mine Road, which is located off Keys View Road. There is a small parking lot at the end of the road. From the parking lot, walk back towards the main road for 0.1 mi/0.2 km to access the Lost Horse Mine Loop Trail and hike the loop trail in a counter-clockwise direction. You don't have to hike very far before you reach the stands of Joshua trees, and you can turn around when the trail begins to ascend Lost Horse Mountain.

We visited the valley while hiking the Lost Horse Mine Loop Trail around 10am in November. There were very few people on the trail, and we had no trouble finding parking. The valley has the best stands of Joshua trees in the park. There are so many Joshua trees, in all shapes and sizes. We loved the beautiful and secluded trail among the Joshua trees.
Written 9 February 2018
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misopiso88
Seattle, WA27,582 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
Joshua Trees are otherworldly, so to be able to get so close to so many is magical! Just walking around, it makes me want to stop and take a portrait of each one....they seem to have their own personalities! Highly recommend Lost Horse Valley!
Written 21 January 2018
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Kim C
Middlebury, IN484 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Excellent hike among Joshua Trees! We hiked the loop trail which passes by the mining equipment and building foundations. The desert is filled with colorful and abundant wildflowers this year. I enjoyed seeing the various shapes and sizes of Joshua Trees!
Written 22 April 2017
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GoAlong2
Seattle, WA909 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
We drove through this part of the park on our way to the Keys View viewpoint and enjoyed the views of the Joshua Trees and rock formations. We didn't have time for the trail out to the old mine, but the scenery is very good.
Written 17 April 2017
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Kate O
Los Angeles, CA159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
There are a ton of different climbing areas in this section of JTree. There's a little more shade in some spots, like Mel's Diner, so good on a hot day, less good on a cold day when you're looking for sun to warm up your hands!
Written 17 January 2017
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