Eureka Peak Trail is a hiking trail in San Bernardino County, California. It is within Joshua Tree National Park. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 4,715 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 852 feet.
Eureka Peak Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Eureka Peak (5518´) is one of the major summits above 5000 feet in Joshua Tree National Park. It is accessed by a trail from Black Rock Campground and by a road from Upper Covington Flat. This trip can be done as a one-way hike with a shuttle, or as a loop trip from Black Rock Campground. The peak itself is unimpressive (save for its views of San Gorgonio), but the journey is rewarding. The trail explores beautiful washes and ridges lushly blanketed by yuccas and cacti. This trip is described in the uphill direction from Black Rock Campground, but it is also possible to hike downhill from the peak. There is a maze of other trails through this area. They are usually marked, but be sure to carry a map and navigation equipment."
--David & Jennifer Money Harris, Afoot and Afield: Inland Empire (Wilderness Press).
"The climb to Eureka Peak takes you past some of the lushes vegetation in the monument and to a great view of Palm Springs and the Morongo Basin."
--Delaine Fragnoli & Don Douglass, Mountain Biking Southern California's Best 100 Trails (Fine Edge Productions).
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