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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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Pinto Basin Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
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+1 760-367-5500
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All reviews be careful teddy bear warning signs joshua tree short walk nice path definitely worth a stop first aid kit nice stop pinto basin road small area walk around south entrance national park the main road colorado desert easy walk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's part of the Joshua Tree National Park and further into the park, near Pinto Canyon. You will not see these Cholla cacti anywhere else in the park. It has to do with the altitude and other factors that are beyond any writing here. CAUTION:...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dragon789wv
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see Cholla cactus in the park. Here, it is a garden with hundred of cactus growing at close distance. It is beautiful. You have a trail for the the meters and then you can walk freely. Watch if you go off track not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank yveslouisp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots and lots of cholla cacti! You better wear closed toe shoes because the little cactus nubs are all over the ground.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank courtneyf522
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As other people already mentioned, this is the best place in the entire park. Especially if you are looking for place to take portrait or even landscape photography. The walk is very easy and short but yet cacti are so cute and adorable. however, do...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time we visit this park, we are always amazed by the Cholla Cactus Garden. These plants have vicious barbed needles that stick to anything including skin, cloths, shoes, and pets. But the beauty of these cacti against the rising and setting sun makes their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank GeorgeT3421
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Joshua trees are cool but this garden was the highlight of the park for us and our three kids. Awesome lighting too for pics of the sun is going down. And of course don’t get close to these chollas.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank MarcusandKimmy
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Nature as you wouldn't believe. Breathtaking. Make a stop here and keep on keeping on doing the desert. Make sure NOT to walk into a cactus as the spikes will attack you!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Moeller_CPH
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

This place was so prickly! And really pretty! Its just a short walk around the cactus garden. Easily accessible to those who dont walk too regularly. Beautiful place. Definitely do not touch the cactus and watch where you are walking (they stick to you). Worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank morwenna10
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

I went here with a friend. We specifically wanted to visit. We arrived just before sunset and had about 15 minutes before the sun tucked behind the mountain and it was beautiful.. it is just cholla cactus.. so for the dumb dumbs who come expecting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sherrielizabeth
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

We came across this garden on the way out of the park. We didn’t walk the garden pathway but wanted to get some pictures up close. Be careful walking into the garden! Lots of little prickly balls all around the cactus bushes. I got to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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