Barker Dam Trail

  • Blooming cactus along the Barker Dam Trail in Joshua Tree National Park.
  • Claret Cup Cactus Bloom in Joshua Tree National Park.


Dogs No

1.3 (miles)



~100 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)


Joshua Tree

Barker Dam was built by early cattle ranchers to ensure livestock has access to water and is on the National Register of Historic Places. There is plenty of camping available in Joshua Tree National Park.

Red Tape

Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: Joshua Tree National Park 74485 National Park Drive Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

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