Yucca Ridge Trail

Experience a spectacular bird’s-eye view of the preserve’s woodland and wetland areas. Take in the community of Morongo Valley, the snowcapped San Gorgonio and San Jacinto mountain peaks, and the Big Morongo Canyon below. Walk through the vegetation of the desert scrub, including creosote bush, Mojave yucca, Mormon tea, numerous species of cacti and even club moss clinging to the cool sides of the rock surfaces. View white dikes of aplite intruding into an ancient outcrop of gneiss that is over one billion years old and one of the oldest exposed rock formations in California. This trail enters the marsh habitat at the juncture with the Mesquite Trail at one end and joins the desert wash habitat along the Desert Willow Trail at the other.

0.72 miles 25 minutes Easy
1159 meters    
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Yucca Ridge Trail!

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