Barker Dam Trail, Joshua Tree National Park

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  • Easy walk about a mile round trip. Really crowded as it is close to the entrance. I would recommend going early. Nice introduction to the park. The dam is not all that impressive but the walk is easy ...  more »
  • We saw the most wild life on this hike including birds, ducks and squirrels. The fact that a ranching family built this dam is really amazing. It was a very beautiful and pleasant mostly flat hike for...  more »
  • This is a rather short hike but has many interesting things to see. The area is full of all kinds of desert plants, a beautiful watering hole in the middle, some boulders to climb if you are up to it....  more »

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Where to stay in Joshua Tree National Park

If you want to spend the night in Joshua Tree National Park, grab a tent and head for one of the numerous campgrounds scattered throughout the park. Some campgrounds feature a reservation system while others operate on a first-come, first-served basis. A couple also provide potable water, but most do not. To sleep on a mattress and pillow with a roof over your head, stay in one of the towns surrounding the park. The towns of Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms offer a number of inns and motels in a tranquil desert setting. West of the park, the options expand into the resort area of Palm Springs. Here you'll find everything from high-end spas and resorts to chain hotels, small inns, and bed and breakfasts. The park is situated about two hours from Los Angeles (if there's no traffic), making a day trip from the city another possibility.
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