Teutonia Peak Trail

MODERATE 36 reviews
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Teutonia Peak Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Baker, California 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.

3.0 miles
639 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



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.

1 day ago

Cool trail that apparently has the highest concentration of Joshua trees in the world. Nice views at the top. Took us 45 minutes to go up and 30 to descend so it’s a great quick hike!

1 month ago

Great hike through Joshua Trees, Juniper Trees and cactus habitat. A well maintained trail leads up the peak and at the top are great views. The hike up is not overly strenuous and overall it is an easy trail with little shade.

6 months ago

Great hike with beautiful views.

6 months ago

Really nice trail! First part is flat, among the joshuas and lots of variety in desert plants and flowers. Then the climb to the top was rocky, and fun! Beautiful vistas at the top!

6 months ago

Awesome hike! Breathtaking views, and it is so quiet up there. Very spiritual.

8 months ago

Fun, relatively easy trail. Some really cool volcanic intrusions can be spotted. Very nice views from the top. The old mine tailings and associated ruins were cool to check out.

10 months ago

This hike takes you through what is the densest Joshua Tree forest in the world. It's a great ... and easy ... walk and very lightly traveled. There is only a slight incline going out until you get to the end where you can do some rock scrambling up a ridge and see some astonishing vistas.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Being from the northeast, i really enjoyed the difference of hiking a desert trail. Started my hike around 10 am; after about 15 minutes on the trail, I ran into 2 hikers on their return. After that, I had the trail to myself the rest of the day. Joshua trees of course were a real treat to see. Also saw a blacktail jackrabbit and a whole bunch of small Desert night lizards. View from the top was worth the sweat!

Monday, July 04, 2016

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.

Friday, April 29, 2016

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.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

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.

Friday, February 28, 2014

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.

Friday, February 28, 2014

This place is fantastic and, from what I have seen, empty of people. I recommend getting a hiking book if you plan to explore this place for a couple days. There are not many marked trails in the preserve so you have to hike cross country which can be very tricky. I got off track by miles a couple of times. I do recommend the Mid Hills trail, which is well marked. Mid Hills is also an awesome place to camp.

Monday, December 03, 2012

My boyfriend and I camped out here for a night in December 2011. It was freezing cold at night, but it was very secluded. They had free campsites that you can drive to and pre-made fire pits in the camping spots. It was a nice little get-a-way for the night. We were going to hike to the mines (which was a couple miles near our camping site), but we decided to head home. They do have this old area where they used to herd cattle (I'm assuming). It was pretty cool! I definitely wouldn't mind going back there!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

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.

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