We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Counter Clockwise”
Review of Hole in the Wall

Hole in the Wall
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Mojave
Attraction details
Reviewed 2 February 2013

try it. If you arrive and the sunset is not more than 2hrs away...get in ccw. It's really challenging to walk the path other way around. You can't see where your feet are, when going down the rings :). And the differnt perspective make you look outwards the canyon (and into all other faces) -> you don't see rocks all the time. Instead you see when the canyon is suddenly open into the desert. If it's close to dawn you'll have a great reddish view. (then keep left and walk around the hill/rock)
The next half (by time) of the round is not that much exiting. At the end don't turn left straight to your car. If you follow the signs to the campground there's a little path wher they named the unknown bushes of the Mohave. At the end turn left and follow the sign to picnic area.


Addendum:
If you want some more exitement it'll be interesting to follow the unpaved road "Black Canyon Road" (I-15 Exit272 to fuel station//follow Cima Road//turn right on Kelso Cima Road and then turn left on Cedar Canyon Road//then right onto Black Canyon Road)
All unpaved but i did it with a Hyundai Elantra = The Opposite of an ATV. Don't go slow. If you're faster than 30mph the shaking stops ;) Don't listen to your wife...
Only 2 small rocks on the way may make you think about your mobile...

4  Thank Wolluntier
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (38)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"wings"
in 14 reviews
"the mojave national preserve"
in 3 reviews
"ask questions"
in 2 reviews
"picnic lunch"
in 2 reviews
"visitor center"
in 5 reviews
"rings loop trail"
in 4 reviews
"black canyon"
in 4 reviews
"mile hike"
in 2 reviews
"kelso depot"
in 2 reviews
"swiss cheese"
in 2 reviews
"slot canyon"
in 2 reviews
"campground"
in 10 reviews
"holes"
in 5 reviews
"roads"
in 5 reviews
"rocks"
in 7 reviews
"dirt"
in 4 reviews
"cattle"
in 2 reviews
Filter

28 - 32 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 13 January 2013

The whole area has holes in the basalt cliffs, formed by pockets of weaker rock and steam bubbles when the lava erupted. Fun place. Go down "the rings" - how cowboys went to round up their cattle. Visitor Center, campground, picnic area, and good well water.

3  Thank Janet W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 July 2012

as the previous review says the lop trail is the way to go. Well worth the trip and then spent the day touring the Mojave Preserve. Stop at the ranger station and ask questions. VERY Informative.

2  Thank JimG1945
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 April 2012

If you have never visited this area, you are in for a novel experience especially if you do the loop which includes the climb up the iron rings. Two couples; brothers and their wives in their 60's went on the trail and at first could not find where we continued to the end. We finally found it and what a challenge it was, climbing up this narrow opening via iron rings. You had to pull up and then put your foot in and repeat. When we finally made it to the top, did we cheer. We had accomplished a unique task. Be sure to take water and probably a picnic lunch to really enjoy the experience! It was called the Hole-in-the Wall Rings Loop Trail.

3  Thank CaroleLondon_Ont_
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Hole in the Wall also viewed

Mojave, California Desert
Mojave, California Desert
 
Mojave, California Desert
Mojave, California Desert
 

Been to Hole in the Wall? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing