Barker Dam

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Another short walking path, Barker Dam is a 1.3-mile loop trail. If you are only looking to do one short trail
in Joshua Tree, this is your best bet, with huge Joshua trees, rocks, and an area of water that often attracts birds.
At the far end of the loop are the remnants of a water tank left by cattle ranchers who once lived in the area.
Many people walk in to this point and turn around, leaving by the same route, but this is a mistake.
While this might be slightly shorter, it is well worth continuing on, with much of the best scenery and largest
trees on the loop beyond the dam.