Teutonia Peak Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Nipton, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Baker: Drive northward on Inter state 15 26.2 miles to the exit for Cima Road. Turn right (east) and drive 11.5 miles to the trailhead, which lies on the right side of the road.
Nice trail, not to far off the interstate. Was a good stop for a quick stroll, and still see something of that area. Didn't see anyone else either, though we did it in the afternoon at about 98 degrees.
Trail progresses up a mild incline for most of the way through the largest and densest Joshua Tree forest in the world. The last half mile or so of the 3-mile trail became somewhat steeper, leading up to a rocky incline and spectacular overlooks. The diversity of desert plant life was amazing as was the size of the ears on the jackrabbit we scared out of his hiding place. Only three other hikers on the trail and weather was perfect in this late-April time of year.
Hiked this trail last week of September 2014. One other hiker coming up as I was going down. Beautiful and peaceful. Temperature was about 78F, sunny to partly cloudy. Expansive view to the northwest.
You hike through the most impressive Joshua Tree forest in the world. The peak has a good view of Cima Dome. Climb the high boulder towers if you can, but they are tricky.
nice moderate hike with a great pay off at the summit. views of the valley below and on the other side cima dome. there were a handful of other hikers but had the trail mostly to myself.