Mastodon Peak and Nature Loop Trail, Photo Gallery, Joshua Tree National Park, California
Mastodon Peak and Nature Loop Trail
Joshua Tree National Park
At 3,440', Mastodon Peak towers over the Cottonwood Spring area and portions of the Lost Palms Oasis Trail. The peak a monzogranite rock formation - was named by early miners for its supposed resemblance to a mastodon's head. This relatively short loop hike treats visitors to fantastic views and an educational window into the area's unique transitional ecology. Remnants of human activity spanning a millennium are also detailed throughout.
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