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Address: Off Park Blvd., 2 mi north of intersection with western end of Barker Dam Rd., Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Phone Number: 7603675500
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Beautiful rock formations and scrubland, lovely walks and scenery, picnic area in the shade, visited by a blue bird and a ground rat! Very pleasant

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful rock formations and scrubland, lovely walks and scenery, picnic area in the shade, visited by a blue bird and a ground rat! Very pleasant

Thank CliveW16
Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything in this nation park is worth looking at, we spent the day causing along and enjoying the atmosphere and taking in all of the rock formations and other scenery.

Thank ShezLeo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe I'm spoiled but I don't understand those so many rave reviews. It was good walk but not spectacular as mentioned. I'm a lazy guy during vacation but I took this hike due to high ratings. Again, it was good but not great. It's the same rock formation and valley you see driving on Park Blvd. In matter of fact,... More 

1 Thank Benny H
Mukilteo, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful 70 degree day. The path winds gently upwards through large rock formations until you reach a surprising view of this valley. So quiet. We saw chipmunks and small lizards. Informative small signs provide information about the valley, flora and fauna. Just the right length of trail. Bathrooms are close to parking lot as well as shaded picnic tables. Due... More 

Thank Marianne A
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at the visitor center to pick up a map and the guide recommended this hike. Great introduction to the park and you really get a feel for the landscape and size of the park. Do bring lots of water and snacks though.

Thank Cindy M
Budapest, Hungary
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the park at the end of August, it was very hot. We had this short tour, which was completely enough to get the "feeling", but wasn't overwhelming (~1 mile). Definitely worth it, but you have to bring a good bottle of water!

Thank adris06
Cleveland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The boulder in and around Joshua Tree are quite extraordinary and worth a little hike to get in amongst them. Several walks around, so no matter your fitness you'll find something to suit. A very enjoyable few hours touring and walking in the area

Thank Carie B
Lafayette, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

This is a very nice and easy to walk trail that gives you a good impression of many of the type of sites you will see in the park, from high desert flora, to giant boulder mountains that look like a giant just piled up them up randomly across the desert. I don't normally get my wife to hike with... More 

Thank plochez
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

This is about a 1 mile circular walk through a small valley showing off lots of the spectacular things that the Joshua Tree Park has to offer. Great views of the piles of massive boulders. Great close up to trees and shrubs. Worth it if visiting this park.

Thank Martin G
Calne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Visited on a really hot day in early August but it was still worth the effort. It's hard to believe that before the entrance way was blasted through the rock many years ago this place was completely inaccessible. My kids enjoyed clambering on the rocks and posing for photographs. Just remember to keep hydrated... Drink the water you take with... More 

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