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Lower Covington Flat Road

Intermediate

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5.0 mile 8.1 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 602' 184 m
Descent: -79' -24 m
High: 4,739' 1,445 m
Low: 4,147' 1,264 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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A dirt access road to Covington Flat and the backcountry registration site.

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Mountain bikes and 4-wheel-drive vehicles are allowed in the park on the backcountry roads. In order to protect yourself and the surrounding ecosystem, mechanical travel is restricted to established roads. Tracks on open desert can remain for years and damages the desert ecosystem while tarnishing the experience for subsequent visitors. Off-road vehicles and all-terrain vehicles may not be used in the park.

Description

The dirt roads in Covington Flat provide access to a number of the park’s largest Joshua trees, junipers, and pinyon pines.

From the parking area at the Covington Flat backcountry registration site, head north on the Lower Covington Flat Road, looking for the first left onto Covington Flats Crossover Road. Eureka Peak is 3.8 miles (6.2 km), one way.

Continue west at the junction with the California Riding and Hiking Trail and the Eureka Peak Road. This road is steep near the end, but the top offers views of Palm Springs, the surrounding mountains, and the Morongo Basin.

Your trip will be 6.5 miles (10.5 km) longer if you run or drive over to the backcountry board, a starting point for excellent running.

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