Panorama Trail and Big Foot Walk

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14.3 km
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386 m
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The Panorama Trail and Big Foot Walk is a longer, more secluded route that is ideal for the avid hiker. While longer than many Joshua Tree National Park hikes, the route offers seclusion from crowds found in other areas in the park, as well as fantastic views for those willing to put the effort in. An abundance of desert vegetation and wildlife can also be found throughout the route's duration.

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Route Description for Panorama Trail and Big Foot Walk

The Panorama Trail and Big Foot Walk takes you through a less traveled, more remote section of Joshua Tree National Park! Bring lots of water, sunscreen, a hat, and other necessities to ensure happiness on the trail!

From your car, go to the trailhead, where you’ll head southwest along the designated trail. The trail, named Big Foot, continues in a southwestern direction over fairly flat terrain until it reaches a junction. This section of the trail is a circuit, and can be completed in either direction.

Whatever direction you choose to go, the elevation will begin to increase as you make your way through. You will know you are around half-way through the circuit section of the route when you can see Mary Mountain clearly in the west. The trail circles around some craggy terrain before meeting up at the initial junction point. From here, retrace your steps along Big Foot Trail back to the trailhead.

Getting to the Panorama Trail and Big Foot Walk Trailhead

The Trailhead for Panorama Trail and Big Foot Walk can be found at the Big Foot Walk parking lot just off of Park Boulevard.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground


  • When to do

    Year round

  • Pets allowed


  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

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