Barker Dam Trail, Joshua Tree National Park

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  • We went to Joshua Tree National Park in September, it was still 103 degree. You need a case of bottle water to keep hydration. If you only want to take one short hike, Barker Dam is the trial to see e...  more »
  • I highly recommend this shorter and easy hike which leads to a small reservoir and pretty views. There were at least 6 ducks in it when we went! Ducks! - in the middle of the desert!  more »
  • This was a great picturesque hike that was short and easy. Pretty cool to see the petroglyphs too. I am from the Midwest so any of these mountain views for me are awe inspiring. Well worth the time to...  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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