Explore the Mojave Lava Beds

1 Miles Round Trip - 321 ft gain - Loop Trail

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.


Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly


1 Miles
321 ft elevation gain
Loop Trail

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