Clark Mountain/North Canyon Trail

Baker, California 92364

Clark Mountain/North Canyon Trail

Clark Mountain/North Canyon Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"At 7,929 feet Clark Mountain is the rooftop of the preserve. It is also an isolated enclave that is cut off from the main preserve by Interstate 15. Its elevation and isolation combine to make it the preserve’s most distinctive landmark for many miles in every direction. From your jumping-off point near the wide valley mouth of Clark Mountain’s north canyon, you’ll have a panoramic view of the rugged north-face rim and amphitheater of the nearly 8,000-foot-high massif.This huge mountain, cut off from the rest of the preserve by I–15, has a long history of human use, including mining since the late nineteenth century.The most recent mining activity on the mountain slopes involved exploration for turquoise and copper during the 1990s.Today Clark Mountain is “rewilding,” thanks to wilderness designation and sensitive nonmotorized use by the public."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
3 hours
November through June
6,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,500 feet
Top Elevation
Mojave National Preserve
Local Contacts
USGS Clark Mountain
Local Maps