Brooklyn Mine - Joshua Tree

4.9/5 (17 reviews)
On the outskirts of the Joshua Tree National Park, near Twentynine Palms California, is a unique and exciting off-road trail that has exceptional features that are hard to find in the Southern California deserts. The Brooklyn Mine Trail starts off as a simple 2wd trail in the Joshua Tree National Pa... Read More
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Highlights of Brooklyn Mine - Joshua Tree

Camping Category Icon Camping
Desert Category Icon Desert
Ghost Town Category Icon Ghost Town
Iconic Category Icon Iconic
Mine Category Icon Mine
Mud Category Icon Mud
Overland Category Icon Overland
Rock Category Icon Rock
Sand Category Icon Sand
Wash Category Icon Wash
Highest Elevation
2281 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
Brooklyn Mine
Nearest Town
Joshua Tree
Nearest Services
Joshua Tree
Management Agency
Joshua Tree National Park
District
Joshua Tree National Park

Overview

On the outskirts of the Joshua Tree National Park, near Twentynine Palms California, is a unique and exciting off-road trail that has exceptional features that are hard to find in the Southern California deserts. The Brooklyn Mine Trail starts off as a simple 2wd trail in the Joshua Tree National Park and heads to the north where it leaves the park entering BLM land. The trail turns from an easy dirt road to a thrilling intermediate rock crawling 4x4 trail which is ideal for all ranges of off-road enthusiast including beginners and advanced. Once in the BLM land, you will be immersed in an old mining community with surprisingly large amount of the old equipment still laying around for you to see and touch. But the old equipment isn't the only thing left behind, many of the old structures from the mining camp are still standing making these locations not only an amazing historical adventure but an overlanders paradise. That is because the trail has many remote locations perfect for dispersed camping that are unique and exclusive. So pack up your Jeep, get that rooftop tent on your Toyota, and prepare for an offroad adventure of a lifetime. That is because, the Brooklyn Mine Trail whether your first destination or you are out exploring the area after a Berdoo Canyon trip, just might be one of the best-kept secrets of Joshua Tree National Park.

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