Explore the Mojave Lava Beds

Rate this Adventure 1 miles 321 ft gain  - Loop Trail

Added by The Outbound Collective

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.

Read More

Tags

Chillin
Photography
Running
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Reviews

Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

Stay Nearby

Sandy Valley, Nevada

The Peacock

Welcome To Sandy Valley Ranch!If you’ve always dreamed of playing Cowboy for Real, you’ve come to the right place.For 20 years we have been fulfilling dreams here in our special piece of the Great ...

From $110/night

Sandy Valley, Nevada

Eagle Feather

Welcome To Sandy Valley Ranch!If you’ve always dreamed of playing Cowboy for Real, you’ve come to the right place.For 20 years we have been fulfilling dreams here in our special piece of the Great ...

From $115/night

Sandy Valley, Nevada

The Hummingbird

Welcome To Sandy Valley Ranch! If you’ve always dreamed of playing Cowboy for Real, you’ve come to the right place. For 20 years we have been fulfilling dreams here in our special piece of the Grea...

From $100/night

Sandy Valley, Nevada

Raven's Nest

Welcome To Sandy Valley Ranch!If you’ve always dreamed of playing Cowboy for Real, you’ve come to the right place.For 20 years we have been fulfilling dreams here in our special piece of the Great ...

From $115/night

Nearby Adventures

  • Explore the Mojave Desert Lava Tube

    When visiting the Lava Tubes, you must have a full tank of gas, radiator coolant, and a couple gallons of water before you enter the Mojave Desert Preserve! The preserve doesn't offer any services other than the occasional place to fill up on wate...

    0.1 miles 20 ft gain

  • Hike Teutonia Peak in Mojave National Preserve

    Teutonia Peak is a rocky 5,755-foot mountain on the edge of Cima Dome in the north east section of Mojave National Preserve. The dome is 1,500 feet tall is the most symmetrical dome of its type in the United States. The hike starts with a gradual...

    3 miles 700 ft gain

  • Camp at Hole In the Wall Campground

    You may think a desert is barren and ugly with little to offer the avid outdoorsman. The truth is very far from that. The Mojave, like any other great outdoor location offers great hikes, amazing views, wildlife, and a night sky that is hard to be...

  • Camp on an Isolated Mesa

    From the Hole in the Wall information center, drive north on Black Canyon Road. Table Top is a fairly identifiable mesa to the east. Pick what you think is a suitable approach point and park your car in a dirt pullout. Grab your backpack and make...