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Skull Rock

Joshua Tree National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Westfield, Indiana
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109 reviews 109 reviews
48 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Skull rock is near the main road and easily accessible. That said, if you have time, take the 1.7 mile loop trail and enjoy the area. Several good bouldering areas on the loop and it seemed many families just went to the rock and left. The trail was pretty easy and we enjoyed it. We especially liked bouldering away from... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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70 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I absolutely love this place. There is so much to do and see. It is so unique here. This is a must see place to come if you are in the LA or San Diego area. I drove here one day alone and came back the next day because I loved it so much. There is so much to see... More

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New York City, New York
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26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Definitely a must see spot - the rocks really do create an interesting formation that does look like a skull. Be sure to take a photo in front of the rocks to show your family and friends how big this formation is compared to the height of an average person.

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CA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This by far was the best formation that we saw it certainly looks just like a skull. I love the fact you can crawl around and this is a perfect forefront to a moonrise. If you are there at the right time like we were the moon come up right behind here makes for a great photo op. We rushed... More

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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235 reviews 235 reviews
69 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

There is a lot more in joshua tree national park which we thought was much more rewarding than this particular hike. Nevertheless, its a must do!

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Avon, Ohio
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665 reviews 665 reviews
443 attraction reviews
797 helpful votes 797 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Skull Rock is a neat looking rock and certainly worth a quick look but the best parts are actually the 1.7mi (2.75k) nature trail, with a number of interpretive signs at interesting points, that loops on both sides of the park road between here and the Jumbo Rocks campground; and even better are all huge piles of jumbled boulders excellent... More

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Indianapolis, IN
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45 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

It is amazing that within the same park there can be such variation but you will see plants and rock formations quite a bit different than Hidden Valley. If you stay on the path it is not difficult.

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Briarcliff Manor, NY
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102 reviews 102 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The best part about stopping here after spending a minute or two looking at the rock is the nature walk. It's an easy hike filled with great rock formations well worth your time.

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Santa Monica, California, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Skull Rock is located on Park Boulevard through the West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park. It is approximately at the end of Park Boulevard as you drive pass Hidden Valley, Barker Dam, and Ryan Mountain...Skull Rock does not disappoint. You drive into a parking area, and you can see it immediately...Skull Park is part of a Rock Formation in... More

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Brigham City, Utah
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Skull rock was a cool formation. It is roadside so it doesn't feel secluded in the least, making this feel like an impersonal attraction compared to some of the other destinations in the park.

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