Explore the Mojave Lava Beds

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The Lava Beds Trail is a 1 mile hike in Mojave National Preserve that features wildflowers and, of course, lava beds. Perfect for all skill levels and abilities, very scenic with lots of Joshua Trees!

This trail is open for use year-round, but temperatures can get very hot in the summer. Dogs are allowed on this trail but must be kept on leash. The stones are a little loose - so trekking poles or a walking stick is recommended. 

If you are spending the night in Mojave National Preserve, please note that there is no permit or registration system for backcountry travel & camping. Roadside vehicle camping is permitted in areas that have already been camped on and that have an existing fire ring. You can learn more about camping in Mojave National Preserve here.


1 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

321 ft Gain




Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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