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Location: Riverside County, about 17 miles southwest of Twentynine Palms, 149 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Riverside County|
|Park Service||Joshua Tree National Park|
|USGS Topo||Keys View 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
||TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!|
| ||Viewable JPG file - Approximately 350K|
| ||GPX file or Google Earth KML file to
download to GPS units and other map software (How to use GPX and KML files)|
| ||Routes as shown on
CalTopo using the above files (How to use CalTopo)|
Printable version of this route
(National Park Service Entrance Fee)
- Distance: 2 miles round trip cross-country
- Gain: 700'
- Time: 1 1/2 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
Original: Warren E. von Pertz and Paul A. Lipsohn, November 1968
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Take I-10 east past Banning to the intersection with SR 62.
- Go north on SR 62 to the Park Road in the town of Joshua Tree with
a sign "Joshua Tree National Park". Turn right.
- Drive 16 miles on this road to the intersection with the Keys View
Road. Turn right.
- Continue 5.6 miles farther to the Keys View parking lot at the end
of the road. Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (5185'), hike up the ridge to the north, following
a faint use trail to the first bump.
- As you ascend, two other high points
are visible to the west. The summit is behind the farthest of these. From
the first summit, go west down into a saddle and, keeping to the right, go up
past the rocky prominence on the second bump.
- Continue up over the third
summit and on to the main summit.
Please report any corrections or changes to the
Mountain Records Chair.