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Location: Riverside County, about 10 miles southeast of the town of Joshua Tree, 143 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Riverside County|
|Park Service||Joshua Tree National Park|
|USGS Topos||Indian Cove 7½, Keys View 7½, Joshua Tree South 7½, East Deception Canyon 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
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| ||GPX file or Google Earth KML file to
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| ||Routes as shown on
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Nearby Peaks: Mount Minerva Hoyt
(National Park Service Entrance Fee)
- Distance: 12 miles round trip cross-country
- Gain: 3000' total, 2400' out plus 600' on return
- Time: 7-9 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, strenuous
- Navigation: Difficult
- Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
- Route: All cross-country with some steep sections
Original: Minor White, February 1989
DRIVING ROUTE 2
- Take I-10 east past Banning to the intersection with SR 62.
- Go north on SR 62 to Park Boulevard in the town of Joshua Tree with a
sign "Joshua Tree National Park". Turn right.
- Drive 10.9 miles on this road to the Quail Springs Picnic Area on the
right. Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From the parking area (3979'), hike across the desert floor to a
prominent wash directly southwest.
- Ascend the wash. At its head, turn
south for 0.5 mile to reach a broad saddle at 4240'+.
- Descend southwest
from the saddle into Johnny Lang Canyon, reaching the canyon bottom at
- From here, leave the canyon and hike south up the slope
passing bump 5041' on its west side.
- Continue down into saddle 4900'
- Go west up the ridge, staying to the right of the rock
- Contour left to the saddle south of bump 5405'.
- Then hike
southwest along the right side of the ridge to saddle 5160'+ due east of
- Continue southwest until you intersect the ridge coming
east-southeast down from the summit.
- Climb this ridge to the peak.
The summit is at the north end of the ridge near the bench mark.