Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

Lost Horse Mine and Mountain Trail

The Lost Horse Mine and Mountain Trail is accessible from Quail Springs Road via Keys View Road. It leads southeastward from the road end to the site of an abandoned mining village. Those who hike this trail can explore and interpret the ten-stamp mill and cabin ruins. An unmaintained trail leads in a loop back to the trailhead. The loop climbs past the mining village along the western flanks of Lost Horse Mountain then descends into a drainage. The drainage leads back to the access road. The mileage for the loop is approximately seven miles. To reach the mining village is two miles one-way.

Joshua Tree National Park, 74485 National Park Drive , Twentynine Palms, CA, 92277, Phone: 760-367-5529, Fax: 760-367-6392


Directions from Joshua Tree: Follow Quail Springs Road southward past Ryan Campground. Less than 2 miles past the junction of the California Riding and Hiking Trail is a spur road that leads eastward. Turn left on to this road and follow it .5 miles to the trailhead.