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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
Yes
Guided tours
No
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Like the Geology Tour Road, the Covington Flat roads offer a chance to experience the solitude and vast vistas of Joshua Tree National Park without having to hike a long distance. Eureka Peak is a prime destination when exploring this area of the park. Very much like the Keys View lookout, Eureka Peak offers views of the Coachella Valley and Mount San Jacinto to the east and south. Eureka Peak is over 300 feet higher and offers better views to the north and east for a 360-degree panorama of the Mojave Desert and the surrounding mountains.

Covington Road enters the park from the town of Yucca Valley and parallels the California Riding and Hiking Trail, which traverses the park in a 35-mile semicircle from Black Rock Canyon Campground to the Oasis Visitor Center. The road leads to backcountry trailheads. There is a small parking area at the end of the 10-mile drive, and it is a five-minute hike to the top of Eureka Peak

Note: The road is a maintained gravel road that can be rutted, especially after a rain. High-clearance passenger vehicles should have no problem, but check with the rangers for the latest road conditions.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Vehicle access to remote site. Tremendous views. Easy walk to the peak.

Cons

Road is a bit rough.

Pets allowed

Yes, with restrictions

Address

Eureka Peak Rd
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
United States

Features

Wildflowers
Big vistas
Geologically significant
ADA accessible

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Western Sonoran + Colorado Desert, California
Western Sonoran + Colorado Desert, California

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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