Quail Mountain via California Riding and Hiking Trail

1 review #67 hike out of 96 in
10.2 mi
5 hrs 28 min
1,614 ft
Elev Gain


This is a moderate one way trail to Quail Mountain in Joshua Tree National Park.

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    7 months, 1 week ago
    First part of the hike coming in from Juniper flats is on a good well defined trail. I then took the side road just past mile marker 23. Trail disappeared in a small canyon at the foot of the mountain. From there it was a scramble pretty much straight up. Luckily it wasn’t too hard. The top was VERY windy and didn’t find the register or the survey marker. Went down the Northeast side following a trail which then disappeared about half way down. This meant more bushwhacking. Again not too difficult but not pleasant either. Got myself back to where the road ended and was back on trail again. About 12 miles in total. View form the top is spectacular and worth it but the trail is not great and very hard to find. Expect some bushwhacking.
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