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Address: Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Phone Number: +1 760-367-5525
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first stop at Joshua Tree

We were there during the supermoon weekend and was eerily beautiful, Was hoping to catch the sunset but it was still beautiful with the moon in the background. Good hiking spot... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you only get one day to spend in the park, and you must cut something out, I'd recommend cutting this out. The way in which erosion has made this granite stone look somewhat like a skull is interesting...but that's about it. You walk up to the rock, snap a few photos, and leave. Not worth your time...there's so much... More 

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Thank Ash B
Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great, easy access feature in the park with spectacular hiking accessible nearby. Go early for the best views before the crowds pour in!

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so cal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there during the supermoon weekend and was eerily beautiful, Was hoping to catch the sunset but it was still beautiful with the moon in the background. Good hiking spot too.

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Thank angel1SoCal
Boise, Idaho
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218 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Skull Rock is inside Joshua Tree and easily accessible with parking close by. The walk to and views are easy and interesting.

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Byhalia, Mississippi
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307 reviews
186 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This unusual rock formation is a must see! It is located right next to the road and makes for a fantastic picture. There are boulders all around on which you can scramble about. This is an easy stop while in the park. The kids will love it.

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Thank Evelyn C
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Was expecting something more than this. Interesting rock shape, kind of weird how it has turned out. Was actually more impressed by the elephant rock.

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Thank CliveW16
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

This is a fun, nice family accessible hike. Mostly flat, the trail is very easy to follow with amazing views along the way. You can walk right up to the rock from the side of the main road or hike it (about 3 miles round trip) from inside of the Jumbo Rock campground, which also allowed for lots of climbing... More 

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Thank Nicole W
Fremont, California
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4,986 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,372 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

There is a nice easy hike from the campground area to Skull Rock. Its a nice one to do. The unique shape of the rock looks like a skull. With October in just a few days, it reminded me of Halloween. There were many there taking photos and making a stop to see it. One can also access it from... More 

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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Leaving the park heading for the west exit keep an eye out for the Skull rock on your left on the side of the road and a quick photo stop,

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Boston, Massachusetts
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170 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Such a beautiful place! It looks like a pirates cove in the middle of the desert, it would be the perfect setting for an adventure movie!!!

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