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Joshua Tree Ranch

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Address: 8651 Quail Spring Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA 92252
Phone Number: +1 760-367-5500
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You see one cactus in the park you've seen them all.

Just a very boring place. A few cool things but overall is very boring.In the winter there is no animals to see. We did not even see a bird in over 2 hours. There is not one thing... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Kim M
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Just a very boring place. A few cool things but overall is very boring.In the winter there is no animals to see. We did not even see a bird in over 2 hours. There is not one thing that is cool about the mountains.

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Stevenson Ranch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Seriously, when you drive through and see the rocks piled high, you begin to turn them into all sorts of images. As you continue to drive, the formations get bigger and more magnificent. There are a lot of easy walking trails for the whole family. Be sure to bring plenty of water and your lunch as you are going to... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Having been to Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon, etc., I keep expecting to be disappointed when I visit another national park, but I'm not. Unlike Bryce, Zion, etc., this park is not nearly as commercialized and they are unapologetic. There are no services in the park -- no restaurants, only a limited gift shop. AND they don't make it all that... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My favorite adventures involve the outdoors and hiking. I had a once in a lifetime experience when I visited the park on a Sunday. Admission for the week was $15. There were numerous hiking trails ranging in levels of difficulty. The staff was extremely helpful and welcoming. My boyfriend and I stared with an easy hike at the damn then... More 

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Toronto
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240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

What an incredible experience. The pictures I've seen don't do it justice. I was in awe of the rock formations and the vast land of trees and scrub. I wish we had visited at sunrise or sunset. I'm sure that would be an incredible experience.

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San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Rangers helpful on trails to take and what to look for on hikes. We went middle of the week in the afternoon had the park to ourselves.

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Chicago,IL
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

If you have a quest like me, to check all the National Parks, Joshua Tree is one that you can go just for the check mark. Is beautiful, there is a miriade of rock formations, lots of trais, but I would not go back. If you go hiking bring plenty water and food with you once there is no "vendors"... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Amazing, a must visit if you are near Palm Springs. This is a one of a kind National Park. We hiked up Ryan's Mountain and had a 360 view it was stunning.

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East Setauket, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Recently visited the park and hiked Hidden Valley Nature Loop. But to our surprise as we ate lunch, we were entertained to a tight rope walker going between the boulders. No slips or falls--he was tethered, none the less. We also got to see the San Andreas fault on another hike. what a truly wonderful and splendid day.

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Orlando, Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We made the drive from Claremont, CA to visit Joshua Tree National Park, on the recommendation of a family member who had been there recently. We are so glad we did. The scenery was stunning; almost other-wordly. The kids (9, 12 and 15) really enjoyed exploring and climbing the smaller rocks. We did see some real climbers scaling much more... More 

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