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Mastodon Peak - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Mastodon Peak, California, USA

Deserts
Mountain Peaks
Short Hikes
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About Mastodon Peak

Hiking trail through an old mine, three mile hike to the peak offers panoramic views of south eastern side of Joshua Tree National Park.


Attractions Near Mastodon Peak

Cholla Cactus Garden
Cholla Cactus Garden24.37km from Mastodon Peak

An intense concentration of cholla cactus. The small hike is through level plains, a mile in total on a loop.

Jumbo Rocks Campground
Jumbo Rocks Campground37.57km from Mastodon Peak

Campground surrounded by large boulders and rock formations for which the Joshua Tree National Park is well known for.

Wall Street Mill
Wall Street Mill45.66km from Mastodon Peak

The Wall Street Mill in Joshua Tree National Park was a complete and operable gold ore crushing mill featuring late-19th century two-stamp mill machinery. Consequently, the significance encompasses the mill machinery, the building which houses it, the well which supplied water for the mill's operation, and the well pump. It is the only gold ore crushing mill in the region that retains integrity.

Barker Dam
Barker Dam45.98km from Mastodon Peak

A water storage facility constructed by early cattlemen, including CO Barker, in 1900. It is a gathering place for desert wildlife, including many species of birds and Desert Bighorn Sheep. Native American petroglyphs can be seen on the rocks present in the trail to the dam.

Keys Ranch
Keys Ranch48.65km from Mastodon Peak

The Keys Ranch is the prime example of early settlement in the Joshua Tree National Park area. Bill Keys was the area's leading character, and his ranch is a symbol of the resourcefulness of early settlers. The ranch is an extensive complex of small frame buildings built between 1910 and Keys' death in 1964. Keys pursued both ranching and mining to make a living in the desert.

Oasis of Mara
Oasis of Mara49.23km from Mastodon Peak

Oasis of Mara is a spring in San Bernardino County and has an elevation of 600 metres. A paved, level, half mile loop path winds through the oasis, which contains one main group of palms, centered on a spring, and a few other trees nearby, not all living; one section has a somewhat forlorn appearance, with several dead trunks having lost their crowns, rising above piles of long-discarded leaves.

Where is Mastodon Peak

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Riverside County
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Mostly desert in the central and eastern portions, but with a Mediterranean climate in the western portion.

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