Saddleback Butte State Park

State Park in Lancaster-Palmdale

This park centers on Saddleback Butte, a 3651ft-high mountain about 15 miles east of Lancaster. It protects native Joshua trees and other desert flora and fauna. The best time to visit is in spring. A moderately strenuous 2.5-mile trail leads to the peak (bring water and avoid in summer). Camping is available.