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    Difficulty
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    Moderate
    Elevation
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    141 m
    Distance
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    17.1 km
    Duration
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    3.5-5h
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    Keys View Road to Pinto Basin Road Trail

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    Table of contents

    The Keys View Road to Pinto Basin Road Trail is a moderately difficult one-way route in Joshua Tree National Park. Regarded as a great route for birdwatching, the Keys View Road to Pinto Basin Road Trail boasts a variety of scenery. Take your time, and enjoy all that the route has to offer.

    Route Description for Keys View Road to Pinto Basin Road Trail

    The Keys View Road to Pinto Basin Road Trail is a one-way route, so it is essential you arrange a shuttle prior to attempting. To do the route, you will need to go with at least one other person with a car. Leave one car at the ending on Basin Road, and drive the other car to the starting point on Keys View Road.

    With your vehicle parked, take the California Riding and Hiking Trail to the east. The route will pass the Ryan Mountain Campground, where it will veer to the south. You will soon arrive at a junction in the trail, where you are to continue southeast along the California Riding and Hiking Trail as it makes its way through a large valley. Stay on the California Riding and Hiking Trail, making sure not to deviate on any of the various pathways heading to the south.

    The Keys View Road to Pinto Basin Road Trail will then veer to the northeast across relatively flat terrain. After passing a road, the route will pass Jumbo Rocks Campground to the north, and incline in elevation steadily. The trail will then head north and deliver you to the ending point on Pinto Basin Road.

    Getting to the Keys View Road to Pinto Basin Road Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for Keys View Road to Pinto Basin Road Trail can be found off of Keys View Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground:

      White Tank Campground

    • When to do:

      March-October

    • Pets allowed:

      No

    • Family friendly:

      Older Children only

    • Route Signage:

      Average

    • Crowd Levels:

      Moderate

    • Route Type:

      One Way

    Keys View Road to Pinto Basin Road Trail Elevation Graph

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