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Arch Rock

Pinto Basin Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
+1 760-367-5500
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Nice hike: bit difficult to find arch due to limited signage

Arch Rock is found by driving to the White Tank campground. Drive to campsite 9 where there are a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dallas, Texas
Wander, Mediate, and Disconnect

I really enjoyed hiking through this area. There's a nice campground here with each spot nestled... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cupertino, California
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Pinto Basin Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
+1 760-367-5500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arch Rock is found by driving to the White Tank campground. Drive to campsite 9 where there are a few parking spots. There are a few signs along a path but there are multiple paths created by people who were "lost" looking for the arch....More

Thank Claudia10229
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed hiking through this area. There's a nice campground here with each spot nestled under these large rocks. The nature trail to Arch Rock takes you around many beautiful curved rocks with scattered Joshua trees in the distance. The arch itself isn't very...More

Thank Trevor_The_Nomad
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Once we found it, we enjoyed the arch. They could do a lot better job with their signage. Once you start the trail take a right. No sign telling you that. It is very close to the start of the trail, but you can walk...More

2  Thank Con K
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

The access to the actual Arch Rock for which this portion of the park is named is quite steep and rocky. The terrain should be taken into account prior to making the ascent to Arch Rock. However, this factor should not dissuade individuals from visiting...More

2  Thank VirginiaTraveler805
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The rock formations in this area are a delight for amateur rock climbers. The rough surface (like coarse sandpaper) facilitate good traction with shoes. My two young grandchildren had a ball scampering around, as well as the adults.

Thank Explorer100
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Visited mid week so parking and access was not a problem. Parked in White Tank Campground (note to self - must camp here someday!). I can see that parking would be hard to come by on busy weekends! Pit toilet just before campground. Easy trail...More

2  Thank LifesAnAdventure216
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Every tour website and tour book says this is a place not to miss. Well, you will if you go in the middle of the day and can't find a parking spot. Either squeeze the car in or be rude and park in front of...More

Thank mntraveler35
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Start in the White Tank campground, trail begins at site 9 of the campground. Fairly easy to find and very easy to hike there. As it happens, we saw a large iguana and a small lizard near the arch site. Fun!

Thank Davigeta
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This arch is easy to get to and fun to climb around. Trailhead is from the White Tank campground. Makes for a great photo too. Take the first turn to the right for a very short hike directly to the arch. Otherwise it is a...More

1  Thank Rita J
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

it is about 5-7 mins walk from white tank camp ground. if u take more then that you may b in a wrong way. from the trail. you only can see half of it. it is just right side of the camp ground. walk towards...More

Thank starystarynite
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