Boy Scout Trail
ElevationAscent: 199' 61 m
Descent: -1,374' -419 m
High: 4,182' 1,275 m
Low: 2,863' 873 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)
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“A great descent from Joshua Tree forest through monzogranite boulder mountains.”— Peter Bugg
Family Friendly The first roughly 2 miles (from the southern parking lot) make a great section to do as an out and back with kids.
The last mile or so drags on a little bit, as you can see town, but as there are few markers, distances can be deceptive so you don't know how far you have to go to get to the northern parking lot (no water or bathrooms, much smaller than southern parking lot). I recommend doing this with two cars shuttling, as opposed to an out and back.
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Land Manager: NPS - Joshua Tree National Park