Malapai Hill

Indio, California

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Malapai Hill is a black double-humped basalt mound, the remnant of a recent intrusion of magma into the monzogranite. The hike to the summit of the hill from the Geology Tour Rd. is shorter than it looks, and is a fun excuse to get out of the car and put your hands on some geology.

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"Malapai Hill is a black double-humped basalt mound, the remnant of a recent intrusion of magma into the monzogranite. The hike to the summit of the hill from the Geology Tour Rd. is shorter than it looks, and is a fun excuse to get out of the car and put your hands on some geology."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Indio
Distance: 1.5
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: October-March
Local Contacts: Joshua Tree National Park

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Jun 2018