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Wonderland of Rocks

Joshua Tree National Park, CA
+1 760-367-5500
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So many boulders, Fred Flintstone would feel right at home

I have been through many deserts in the South West and they almost all look very different. Each... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
paulhundal
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West Vancouver, Canada
Allow LOTS of time!

We didn't make it to the Wonderland of Rocks until late in the afternoon, but I wish we had gone... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
mrsbanting
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milwaukee, wi
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1 week ago
“So many boulders, Fred Flintstone would feel right at home”
22 Nov 2017
“Allow LOTS of time!”
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been through many deserts in the South West and they almost all look very different. Each has its unique characteristic. For Joshua Tree it is both the Joshua Trees AND the unique rock formations (piles of large boulders) that make it different. Also...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

We didn't make it to the Wonderland of Rocks until late in the afternoon, but I wish we had gone earlier. I could easily have walked around and marveled at these rocks for hours. Earlier reviews state that Glacier Dam Trail will take you to...More

Thank mrsbanting
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

This was more than I bargained for. The rock formation was like out of this world, so imposing, so stunning, so impressive. One is really amazed at Nature! Very good hike, even with children!

1  Thank deboraflowers
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

This area, which is much less-traveled than the adjacent Hidden Valley, is absolutely stunning and perfect for both rock climbers and hikers alike. When I visited, I saw a few groups lead climbing, and one group trad climbing. The rocks are rated at about a...More

3  Thank Ashton S
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Came to Joshua Tree National Park for a day visit on the National Parks Service 100th birthday. I went solo with my dog. Although hiking trails for dogs are prohibited you can still walk around. Before entering the park we went here to the Wonderland...More

2  Thank nursekt909
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

Granite boulders are the name of the game in this area. Individual huge boulders as well as piles of boulders make for really interesting photographs. Experiment with mono photographs for contrast. Joshua trees and various cactus are throughout the area. Watch for lizards and desert...More

1  Thank OregonStrider
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

The Wonderland of Rocks can be a confusing area. Our experience is to access The Wonderland Rocks area just to the right of entering The Barker Dam Loop. There is a trail for part of the way which seems to follow a wash. There are...More

3  Thank Marcia S
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Reviewed 2 December 2015

We only had a day to spend at JT this trip and there are a lot of stops that one can choose from. We did stop at Jumbo rocks and Wonderland of Rocks. We love them both but really liked the Wonderland of rocks for...More

2  Thank CradyandCregg
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Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

Is to hike a mile up the Boy Scout Trail from the trail head off Park Boulevard, a flat easy hike across Joshua tree habitat and then take the 2.25 mile spur to Willow Hole which is also flat and easy hiking. A short distance...More

3  Thank LeonVanSteen
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

The Wonderland of Rocks is a backcountry area in the north central portion of Joshua Tree National Park that is a maze of rock and boulder piles. The area is excellent for rock climbing and sighting desert bighorn sheep but difficult to navigate and easy...More

9  Thank Steve1362
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