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Black Mountain Wilderness
The 20,000 acre Black Mountain Wilderness can be found northwest of Barstow, CA in the Mojave Desert. It ranges from around 2000ft. to almost 4000 ft at Black Mountain. There is a spring near Opal Mountain, but few trails or roads can be found near the Wilderness, making it prime territory for finding unique flowers that have not been overrun by invasive plants. Dominated by Creosote scrub community, a small number of Joshua Trees exist here on this extinct volcanic mountain.
The southern section of the park is culturally significant and is part of the Last Chance Archaeological District which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because there are thousands of petrolglyphs there. The northern section abuts the Ft. Irwin military base.