Silver Peak Trail

Barstow, California 92311

Silver Peak Trail

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"From the parking area you can see the highest point on the western horizon, Silver Peak, your destination. The view from that point is magnificent, but the journey to get there is no less spectacular. This tread is deteriorating and provides challenging but enjoyable hiking. Turnout promontories provide respite from the steep ascent, and panoramic views. The area is used by cattle, but there is also evidence of wild burros being in the valley. Don ’t be surprised to see either species."

Silver Peak Trail Trip Reports

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12/10/2005
Nice hike. The car camping spot is fantastic. Dog owners beware - this hike is "infested" with jumping cholla. By the end of the trip, Lupe, my mutt, was a pro at getting cholla out of her paws. The drive back out was a bit tricky for me, as there were many more roads veering off than I'd seen on the way in. I took the wrong fork several times and had to do some hairy 3-point turns. Overall, it was a very nice introduction to the Mojave National Preserve.
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Trail Information

Barstow
Nearby City
9.2
Distance
2,365 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
6 to 8 hours
Duration
October through June.
Season
4,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,365 feet
Top Elevation
Mojave National Preserve
Local Contacts
USGS Bighorn Basin
Local Maps

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