The Desert View Overlook Trail is 0.1 miles of paved walkway that winds down to multiple viewing platforms past educational panels set near the trees and at key vantage points along the way. The Desert View Overlook has expansive views of the Mojave Desert and is known for being a great vantage point for bomb detonation viewing during the Atomic Era, and many of the panels share details about this era. Panels also share information about the flora, fauna, and geology of the surrounding mountains and dry lake beds. Trail is gently sloped with switchbacks to ease the elevation difference from the trailhead to the final viewing platform and is wheelchair accessible. Parking lot is open in winter but trail is not cleared of snow. The nearby Deer Creek Picnic Area parking lot has bathrooms.

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