Cholla Cactus Garden

Cholla Cactus Garden, Joshua Tree National Park: Address, Phone Number, Cholla Cactus Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Cholla Cactus Garden
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Located inside Joshua Tree National Park, this small area contains awesome man-sized cacti that grow in profusion.
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The_Wanderer1992
Columbia, MD1,629 contributions
May 2022
While in Joshua Tree National Park, we stopped here. This is a must stop while in Joshua Tree. The cholla cactus is really neat looking. To view this garden, it's a short stroll on a dirt path and takes about 10 minutes. A lot of bugs and bees were around. They have signs warning you not to touch them.
Written May 30, 2022
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Christy B
Stockton, CA12 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Very cool looking cactuses!!! Don’t get close! They will spit out needles!! Easy walk with littles. Cool to see!! I’ve never seen anything like it! What a difference to see and experience 2 different ecosystems right across from each other!!
Written May 17, 2022
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Boreal-Gal75
Inuvik, Canada31 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
This is a must stop and see. Take a few minutes to walk through the marked path. There is a feeling you won’t get anywhere else.
Written March 9, 2022
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FjordFan
Milwaukee119 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
If you like sunrises I highly recommend coming here for one. It’s a unique experience seeing the cactus fields slowly light up as the sun rises. Nice walking trails allow you to weave in and out to capture the best views.
Written March 8, 2022
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Juanita W
77 contributions
Feb 2022
The bit of a drive to see the field of cacti was well worth it. We visited as the plants were getting ready to bloom, but the dead cacti were nearly as interesting as so many animals use them to nest. The clothing left behind by earlier visitors warned us not to get too close to the spines.
Written February 25, 2022
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Rc1
Sacramento, CA377 contributions
Feb 2022
A field of Cholla cacti with well marked, short trail to take you past the cacti growing in abundance.
Written February 23, 2022
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Cris H
Toronto, Canada408 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
This is always the first area of the park that I visit and every time I’ve been there it has been amazing and never let me down. It’s a really gentle walk and you can spend an hour just wondering around looking at all of the different types of cacti in formation. It truly is a beautiful area of the park with the mountains in the background and very calm
Written February 11, 2022
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Paul L
New York City, NY165 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
We had a magical experience here because we visited in the last hour of sunlight when the sun lights up the cacti with an other worldly glow. My mouth dropped when I got out of the car. That’s how lovely and supernatural it looked. Mind you, I think the cacti here are very interesting but you must go in the last hour of light. That’s when a cool experience becomes magical. Believe me.
Written January 29, 2022
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Amy B
Tucson, AZ61 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Really liked this area. Short, flat walk gets you up close to the chollas. I am sure at times it is hard to find a parking spot.
Written January 28, 2022
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Bill K
Mantorville, MN6,099 contributions
Jan 2022
This garden of cacti is a beautiful spot for sunrises or sunsets. The trail is short and flat, so it is easily accessible for all. Really a lovely spot that is even more lovely as sunlight plays across it.

There are a number of signs that warn of touching these plants. If you have kids with you, it is especially important to keep them from coming in contact with the plants or any of the numerous pieces that roll around this garden. Open shoes/sandals/flip-flops are not a wise choice here. Getting the glochids (spines) of cholla cacti in your skin is a lesson learned the hard way.
Written January 25, 2022
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