Cap Rock at Joshua Tree, Joshua Tree National Park

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Cap Rock at Joshua Tree is located in Joshua Tree National Park. Use our Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary planner to visit Cap Rock at Joshua Tree on your trip to Joshua Tree National Park, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Desert landscape, owes its name to the trees, which the Mormons called thus. It is not well signposted, a not very long route can be. Nice landscape. Be careful with the heat.
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  • May 25, 2017
    So you dont see this on the normal map but we saw this on the map given in the junior ranger program. We stopped here and had lunch under a joshua tree..it was nice! We also came here for a ranger led...  more »
  • April 24, 2017
    When we visited there were many people with rock climbing gear enjoying the rocks. There is a lot of paved parking space, picnic tables, and lots of trails for hiking.  more »
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  • March 24, 2017
    Wheelchair accessible trail loop, but not my favourite rock in this park. There are other, much bigger and more beautiful rocks nearby. But for a rock at this age, Cap Rock is doing just fine.
  • June 14, 2017
    Love Joshua Tree. Seemed a bit crowded when we went, but that could have been because the weekend was free to get it.
  • March 5, 2017
    Lots of great hiking trails and beautiful scenery for people of all ages. Remember to bring lots of water and food for the long walks! Great scenic spot for pictures.
  • January 24, 2017
    If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle or you've always wanted to come out Joshua Tree. Cap Rock and the surrounding trails are a great place to start
  • December 27, 2016
    Bring the dog and kids and monkey around on the rocks! Bring good shoes and possibly gloves to protect yourself. Excellent area.

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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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