Recommended Users: Equestrians, Hikers, Mountain Bikers. Two-track trail. 0.13 miles in length. Difficulty: Easy/Easiest. The Farmstead Loop Trail leads to an interpreted Ancestral Puebloan farmstead in the Land Hill Heritage Site within the Santa Clara/Land Hill ACEC. This trail is an accessible route as is the section of Tempi’po’op Trail leading from the Anasazi Valley Trailhead.The farmstead was excavated by archaeologists and students from Brigham Young University in 2006 and 2007. They exposed 8 small rooms used for crop storage, and recovered various artifacts and plant and animal remains.
Hiking in here we were expecting to see a few Joshua trees but on the route we took we could only find one! However just up the road is the old road that takes you up through the Joshua tree park. We couldn’t find much shade so we ended up packing out early, and the bugs/ants were getting on our nerves. Not planning on coming back.