Hike the Mastadon Peak Loop

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The Mastodon Peak Loop Trail is a 2.3 mile hike in Joshua Tree National Park, offering stunning desert scenery that is extremely enjoyable for all ages.

The trail is typically used for hiking, nature trips, and trail running. There are lots of opportunities to see desert plants and flowers. On clear days, you can see the Salton Sea. There is an old mine to explore from the outside, as the entrance has been sealed. 

If you plan on going to the top of the rock formation, you'll need to go to the back (east) side of the rock formation and you will need to be prepared to do some fun rock scrambling!

Distance

2.3 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

331 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Fitness, Rock Climbing, Chillin, Camping, Photography, Running, Hiking

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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