Queen Valley Overlook

At Lost Horse Mine

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Trek date: 2014 Jan 1. Wanderers Calif49 & Murbachi

See Also

Loop Trail

TAKE THE ADDITIONAL SHORT, RUSTIC TRAIL (northeast) to the top of the hill (el.5188ft) behind Lost Horse stamp mill pictured in the top photo. This point offers splendid views of Queen Valley, Pleasant Valley, Pinto Basin, Mt. San Gorgonio, San Jacinto Mountain, Lost Horse Valley, the Wonderland of Rocks, and Quail, Ryan, Queen and Hexie Mountains. There is much to see. I find it helps when I familiarize myself with the names.

Points of Interest

Lost Horse Mine 02f view of Pleasant ValleyView East/North

Below, 700ft to 1900ft, the plain makes a long descent from Queen Valley (4400ft) to Pleasant Valley with its sandy playa (3275ft). This area is rife with outlandish inselbergs dotting either side of Geology Tour Road. Further on to the left (north) lies Queen Mountain and the hiking destinations of Pine City, Negro Hill, Desert Queen Mine and Eagle Cliff, and Lucky Boy Vista. Meanwhile, the mountain backbone you stand on continues north to Ryan Mountain. The labeled pictures may be used for reference when Park visitors later drive through the scenic points of Joshua Tree Park.

View West/South

This direction you will see the two most prominent Southern California mountains, Gorgonio & San Jacinto. The 2-mile road/trail to the mine snakes up the canyon from Lost Horse Valley below.


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Posted 2015 Aug 31

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