Eureka Peak, Joshua Tree National Park

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Eureka Peak is a mountain in the Black Rock Canyon region of Joshua Tree National Park in the U.S. state of California. The peak is the 4th highest summit in the park after Quail Mountain, Queen Mountain and Inspiration Peak. The Eureka Peak Road, an unpaved dirt road, leads up to the summit from Upper Covington Flat and is drivable by 4-wheel drive vehicles under suitable conditions. Mountain biking is also very popular on this peak.

An alternative route, the Eureka Peak Trail, branches off the California Riding and Hiking Trail and ascends the peak from the north.

The upper slopes of the mountain may occasionally see snow in winter.
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  • It is not very popular point in Joshua Tree NP but views from the peak are stunning. We were there on Wed. afternoon and were completely alone. You need to take La Contenta , then take connector...  more »
  • I was on my way to Covington Flats to see some of the largest Joshua trees in the park, and saw the sign pointing to Eureka Peak, so decided to do a little detour. The entire way in, from the main....  more »
  • Amazing way to end our day at Joshua Tree NP. The road getting out was a challenging drive, with many holes, ruts and uneven spots in the dirt road. While we saw others driving sedans, I would highly recommend taking a larger vehicle (we drove in a Jeep Grand Cherokee). Sunset views make the drive worth it. Short hike from the parking lot to the peak (.2 miles).
  • Wonderful place lots of menories

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