The Pipes Canyon Conservation area is a 15,000-acre nature preserve located just outside of Yucca Valley near Pioneer Town. It contains a year-round stream and a relatively unspoiled and intact wildlife habitat. It is in the transition zone between the Mojave Desert and the San Bernardino Mountains and supports a rich variety of plants and animals, including bears and mountain lions. that has been purchased by the Wild lands Conservancy.
There are a number of good hikes that start at the visitor center. The easiest follows the trail up the canyon along the creek. Eventually, this becomes the Pipes Canyon Road. This road goes 15 miles all the way to Highway 39 in the San Bernardino Mountains. Follow the road as far as you can. About a mile and a half up the trail from the visitor center is an old stone ruin that was built by Swedish miners in 1929.
Po Box 395