Mastodon Peak Trail
ElevationAscent: 316' 96 m
Descent: -182' -55 m
High: 3,344' 1,019 m
Low: 3,042' 927 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
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“A great trail with sweeping views near the southern boundary of Joshua Tree.”— James Kaiser
Shortly before reaching the summit you'll pass the remains of the Mastodon Mine, a gold mine worked on and off throughout the 1920s. Upon reaching the summit you'll be treated to sweeping views of the surrounding desert. On clear days you can see the Salton Sea across Coachella Valley.
After taking in the views, continue along the trail and descend the rocky summit. Some light scrambling is required. Shortly after reaching the base of Mastodon Peak the trail intersects with the well-worn Lost Palms Oasis Trail.
Thanks to guidebook author and photographer, James Kaiser, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about visiting Acadia, check out his Guide to Joshua Tree National Park.
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Land Manager: NPS - Joshua Tree National Park