Joshua Tree National Park Hiking

Boy Scout

16 miles 25.8 km

Scenic trail through the edge of the Wonderland of Rocks Moderate

49 Palms Oasis

3 miles 4.8 km

Several stands of fan palms and pools of water are found at the oasis Moderately strenuous

Lost Horse Mine/Mtn


4 miles 6.4 km

Site of ten-stamp mill. Summit = 5,278 feet (1,609m) Moderately strenuous

Lost Palms Oasis

8 miles 11.2 km

Canyon with numerous palm stands Moderate A side trip to Victory Palms and Munsen Canyon involves scrambling.

Mastodon Peak

3 miles 4.8 km

Excellent views of the Eagle Mountains and Salton Sea. Summit = 3,371 feet (1,027m) Strenuous

Ryan Mountain

3 miles 4.8 km

Excellent views of Lost Horse, Queen, and Pleasant valleys Summit = 5,461 feet (1,664m). Strenuous Thirty-five miles of the California Riding and Hiking Trail pass through the park. Two to three days are required to hike the entire length of the trail but shorter hikes of 4, 6.7, or 11 miles (6.4, 10.7, or 17.6 km) are possible.

Additional information on hikes is available at park visitor centers.

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