Family Activities:

Desert Queen Mine


Desert Queen Mine

Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree National Park, CA

While you can’t enter the abandoned gold mine at the end of this short, easy hike, kids will be fascinated by the old hydraulic equipment left behind. They also might be suitably scared off of breaking and entering the mine shafts (covered by mesh wire) thanks to the warning signs in the area. There is a dirt road leading up to the parking lot, but good news – there’s a bathroom.

Like most hikes in the park, there is little shade, so come prepared.