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Location: Riverside County, about 12 miles southwest of Twentynine Palms, 142 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 1.1 megs|
| ||GPX file or Google Earth KML file to
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| ||Routes as shown on
CalTopo using the above files (How to use CalTopo)|
(National Park Service Entrance Fee)
- Distance: 5 miles round trip on road and cross-country
- Gain: 900' total, 800' out plus 100' on return
- Time: 2.5 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
- Navigation: Easy
Original: Warren E. von Pertz, March 1968
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Take I-10 east past Banning to the intersection with SR 62.
- Go north on SR 62 to 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 2.5 miles farther to the Lost Horse Mine Road on the left.
- Drive this road southeast, 1.0 mile to its end at a parking lot at a
locked gate. Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (4,580'), pass the gate and hike east up a wash
about 100' to a sign "Trail".
- Turn left and follow the
trail, actually an old road, to where it goes up a gully below the Lost
Horse Mine building, and comes out on a saddle south-southeast of the
- Here, leave the road and go up the ridge to the right (southwest)
to the summit.