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Location: San Bernardino County, about 5 miles south-southeast of Yucca Valley, 130 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Riverside County|
|Park Service||Joshua Tree National Park|
|USGS Topo||Yucca Valley South 7½|
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Printable version of this route
- Distance: 4 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
- Gain: 1000'
- Time: 2 1/2 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
- Navigation: Moderate
- Route: National Park Service Trail
Original: Ham Barhydt, July 1982
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Take I-10 east past Banning to the intersection with SR 62.
- Go north on SR 62 to Joshua Lane in Yucca Valley. This is also the
intersection with SR 247, Old Woman Springs Road.
- Turn right on Joshua Lane.
- Drive south, then east, then south again on Joshua Lane for 5.3 miles
to Black Rock Campground. Park at the Visitor Center.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the west end of the Visitor Center (4160'), hike south on the
narrow paved road.
- Continue to its end to a trail by site 30 with a sign that reads, "Access to Warren Point".
- Continue south on the trail to a fork just before a
- Go left for 200', where a trail goes right, with a sign that reads, "Westside Loop".
- Follow this trail about ¼ mile to a junction. Turn left at a sign that reads, "Warren Point".
- Follow this trail another ¼ mile to the main Black Rock Canyon wash (signed).
- Turn right and
follow the wash as it heads southwest and then west around bump 4751' to
the saddle south of the peak. Follow any signposts with arrow and "WP"
- Warren Point becomes visible to the northwest. It is the
only visible nearby summit that is mostly rocky.
- Exit the wash on the
slopes to the right and climb to the ridge that heads northerly to the
summit of Warren Point.
For a more interesting, shorter, but navigationally trickier route
follow this alternative. Follow a connecting wash westward near the
northern edge of Section 30 to the 4400' contour, then climb the obvious
ridge south-southwest to join another ridge, then follow this ridge
west-southwest for about 2000', then 500' south to the summit.
Almost any route from any direction goes. A fine pathfinder option starts
at "Horse Camp" just northwest of the Visitor Center. Hike west,
then south, around the west side of Warren Point, meeting a road. Continue
south along the road, selecting one of several options to the summit. The
road eventually meets the saddle south of Warren Point, and Route 1 wash.
Please report any corrections or changes to the
Mountain Records Chair.