Joshua Tree National Park

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74485 National Park Drive, Joshua Tree, CA, USA

Joshua Tree National Park Reviews

pretty_girl pretty_g…
196 reviews
Absolutely breathtaking scenery Mar 20, 2014
Joshua Tree National Park is all-year park. We visited it in the end of November. It was a leisurely half-day auto tour. Scenic paved roads lead to viewpoints, all campgrounds, and trailheads. Roadside interpretive exhibits have pull-outs and parking areas, and offer insights into the region's complex desert ecology, wildlife, and human history. For a half-day visit starting from the park's northern boundary, take the Park Boulevard loop either from the town of Joshua Tree through the West Entrance Station, or from Twentynine Palms, by way of the North Entrance Station. If you are starting from Joshua Tree, return to Park Boulevard and continue east over Sheep Pass to Jumbo Rocks, turning right (south) onto Pinto Basin Road for the drive down into long vistas in the Colorado Desert zone. Be sure to stroll the self-guided nature trails through the Cholla Cactus Garden and the Ocotillo Patch. Backtrack to Twentynine Palms and the Oasis Visitor Center, which features a small cactus garden and superb desert ecology interpretive displays.
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Adriana_Sue Adriana_…
1 reviews
Beautiful Mixed Park May 24, 2011
I had a great time discovering Joshua Tree National Park, starting in the Indian Cove, covered of beautiful rocks.

The Park has great hikes to Palm Oasis, Mines and Rocks which most of them you can climb.

You can hear old stories in a small tour in Keys Ranch and see the San Andreas´Fault from a beautiful place. The park is amazing!

I was in JTNP in early May. I stayed in 29 Palms where the temperature was 89°F and by the time I got to the sightseeing spots in the park, the temperature had dropped to 65°F. Be prepared for the desert temperature.

I already want to go back!
michael0311 michael0…
4 reviews
An Amazing Place Mar 13, 2011
This place is great!

You can do it on the Cheap but, I marked it average because I also did some rock-climbing with some buds and we had paid guides.

An experienced group of climbers with their own gear wouldn't have that added cost.

In a long weekend here I went rock-climbing, hiking/walking around, Birdwatching, Camping and just taking in the surrounding area and awesome sunsets. This place is an amazing place with an easy way to sign up for campsites and pretty much anyone you bump into is pretty friendly. If you find yourself anywhere near this area its worth a visit.
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mmbee333 mmbee333
1 reviews
Beautiful National Park Mar 06, 2011
Different and unique desert national park! I went during the winter so the temperatures were a little chilly but it was perfect for walking around in the desert park.

You can also drive throughout the park if you like. Beautiful cacti garden, fun boulders to climb, stunning scenery, solitude, everything you'd want in a desert national park.
luke_ luke_
21 reviews
A welcome change of scenery in southern California; a desert wonder. Mar 15, 2008
This park is well worth the visit. It may prove hard or impossible to reach without your own transportation but is a wonderful place for camping, hiking, rock climbing, etc. This park is huge and has so much to offer in it's 794,000 acres. I definitely recommend to visit the park in the fall thru spring months due to the extremely high summer temperatures. The price to enter the park is $15 per vehicle and is good for 7 days. There are 9 different campgrounds ranging from $10-$15 a night and are really great locations within the rocks that make the park so unique. There is a lot of great hiking throughout the park. Well marked hiking trails range from 16 miles to less than one and have plenty of information about the area displayed. For the more adventurous, backcountry camping and hiking is available and just requires registration at the backcountry boards. Plenty of rock climbing is available as well, and this place is a haven for rock climbers in the winter due to the more mild temperatures. This park has plenty of desert plant and animal life in it. I recently visited and had several coyotes trotting by me as though I was not even there. Some of my favorite areas are 49 Palms Oasis, the rocks around White Tank campground and Barker Dam. This is a great place for auto tours as well with plenty of posted information at stops along the road. I recommend this place as a good get away for the outdoors lovers who are tired of all the touristy havens in California.
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