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“easy hike”(38 reviews)
“joshua trees”(48 reviews)
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Off Park Blvd., 2 mi north of intersection with western end of Barker Dam Rd., Joshua Tree National Park, CA
+1 760-367-5500
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first stop coming in from the north. Not very crowded the day we were there. Ample parking. The hike is not too long (maybe 1.25 miles) and is pretty easy- although there are some steps to navigate. There are signs with information....More

1  Thank SBHgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much beauty in the desert. If you visit Joshua Tree you cannot go wrong visiting any of the areas. If you have time make a stop at Hidden Valley.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this short trail/hike. We got there around 5pm at end of October, which was great as the lighting was perfect for photos. We enjoyed the hike immensely. If you are going to do one hike in the park, do this one. We got...More

Thank 957carleec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a popular 1.3 mile trail. Pit toilets and trash cans. Some steps but not too difficult a trail. Many interesting plants including many cacti and succulent garden and many plaques with information about the landscape,landscape, flora and fauna. Allow at least one hour...More

Thank Sarracenia
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Same as prior review great rock formations before and after seeing the valley. Incredible vegetation, again can get very warm and water needed

Thank John H
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Not only is it beautiful, but there must be 20 concrete picnic tables; both in the shade of the huge rocks and in deciduous trees. We sat and watched ground squirrels, lizards, and several types of birds as we had lunch. If I had it...More

2  Thank h0mefree2
Reviewed 18 September 2018

I had always wanted to visit the Joshua Tree national park and when I got there absolutely loved it. The rock formations are incredible and it was great to see a Joshua Tree! We visited the information centre who advised us of the route to...More

3  Thank karencA6283NY
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

A nice short hike. Approx 1.5 hrs. Very hot day today but what a great chance start our exploration into joshua Tree national park. Easy, well marked, and beautiful.

Thank Ray Y
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Start out at the Cottonwood Information Center on the southeast side of the park. Look for Jimmy, one of the park rangers for some great info. He was so helpful and knowledgeable about how best to take in the park in one day. We drove...More

Thank staceyjane917
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Well sign posted from the main road with parking and restrooms. Short 45 minute at a slow pace. Well sign posted trail with beautiful views and reasonably easy going. Remember to bring water and enjoy the scenery.

Thank 149stuartc
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