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Joshua Tree - Lost Horse Mine Loop Trail

Rating *****
length 6.4 mile - 3 hour 20 minutes (round trip). Moderate.
Height 4600 - 5190 feet
Access All Cars. On Park Blvd/loop Rd (main Park road) take Keys View Rd. Turn left on a signed dirt road (normally ok for all cars). At the end, park in the parking area.
Other Trails None
Data To download these files, right-click the link and choose 'save as' |--| .GPX (GPS file) |-----| .KML (Google Earth file)

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  • From the parking area a good trail leads uphill (west). At point [2] the Lost Horse Mine, leave the main path and go uphill (north), above the fence, on trail(s) leading to the summit [3].
    On the summit enjoy the great panorama of the park below. The main trail is clearly visible, head towards the trail (south), on the trail head downhill going south to southeast.
    The trail can be easily seen running a bit to the right. After .8 Mile to the right a large cairn can be spotted, at this cairn follow the trail a bit to the left (westerly).
    After point [8] a marker, the trail goes into a wash that heads northwesterly. On some places something that reminds of an old road can be seen.

    On the map you can see the trail following a road. The road is hardly recognizable as such, only the 1e part [1-2] it bears some resemblance to a dirt road. The road of course is barred from all traffic.

    Lost Horse Mine Loop Trail
    Disclamer: Read this first before you start your hike.
    Contact: usa/at/e/f/m/e/r/.eu (leave out the /)
    All hikes recorded on pocket loox (pocket PC) using gpsTuner(.com)
    Hiking Lost Horse Mine Loop Trail Joshua Tree California, Hike with gps, gpx and kml (Google Earth).