Aiken Mine Rd

Total Miles


1,332.43 ft



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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

A 13.7 mile route through stunning Joshua Tree forest on a sand track that will take you by the remnants of an old cattle claim and the site of the famous pop culture icon - The Mojave Phone Booth (no longer there). The route route will also take you by an old corral and terminate at the site of old water tank #3. This is where it joins EMHT Segment 2 which you can then follow up into the Aiken Mine complex and to the Lava Tubes with an exit onto Kelbaker Rd.

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Aiken Mine Rd
Aiken Mine Rd
Aiken Mine Rd


This trail is relatively easy, though the sand can be VERY soft and deep at times (typically hotter drier months). Airing down in advance and understanding how to read and drive sand can be very useful through here. As you get closer to Aiken Mine, the terrain will turn to hard pack and then sharp lava rock - so mind your sidewalls.

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Access Description

From I15 exit at Cima Rd and head East for 1/4 mile. Just past the Shell gas station, turn Left onto the dirt Aiken Mine Rd.

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