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Skull Rock

Address: Joshua Tree National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Activities: White-water rafting
Owner description: A huge boulder that sits in the middle of Utah's challenging whitewater run called Skull Rapid.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Activities: White-water rafting
Owner description: A huge boulder that sits in the middle of Utah's challenging whitewater run called Skull Rapid.
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Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Nice spot to walk around and see a little more of the local flora. The Rock does indeed look like a skull and the only issue was there were a lot of people.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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365 reviews 365 reviews
165 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Humans are pretty easily amused --- Yes it looks sort of like a skull. It's just off the main road - so you can park / go take a photo / and be on your way.

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Lombard, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Cool looking Skull Rock, but just a quick jump out of the car to take a picture and we continued on.

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Foothill Ranch, California
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202 reviews 202 reviews
117 attraction reviews
330 helpful votes 330 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

There is no hiking needed to see this attraction. It is literally right off the side of the road. I pulled up, opened my window, stuck my camera out and got a great picture of this cool rock formation. If you want to hike the 20 feet or so to investigate the formation more closely, you're able to do that... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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166 reviews 166 reviews
65 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Skull Rock is right off the main road through the park. The Skull Rock itself isn't all the impressive. But it's a lot of fun climbing and jumping around on the rocks that surround it. Stop for a quick hike around.

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Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK
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225 reviews 225 reviews
76 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This weird formation is just off the roadside. If you do not hike this is for you as it is right there! Always makes me smile it is very spooky looking! LOL!

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Hebron, Kentucky
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Some what of a ho-hum hike. We started the trail at the back end and finished by Skull Rock. It was our first hike in JTNP--glad that the other hikes were A+.

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Riverside, California
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168 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Skull Rock is only a few yards off the road. It is an easy walk up a dirt path. It makes a good photographic subject day and night.

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Agoura Hills, California
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106 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If you come to Joshua Tree NP then you have to stop by and see Skull Rock. You can see from the paved road as it is right next to it. There is also a nice trail next to it. It was one of my favorite trails - it's a short easy hike through big holders. Skull Rock is right... More 

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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This rock formation was interesting but the most enjoyable aspect was reading about the desert flora. Several information signs are located along the trail. It was fun to learn along the route.

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