Skull Rock, Joshua Tree National Park

4.2
#3 of 6 in Nature in Joshua Tree National Park
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  • Another 10-15 minute stop to take a picture and move on. The best view of Joshua trees are the trip down to the Keys view. They are very plentiful there.  more »
  • This was an easy hike. For the most part it was a nice trail. I didn't like the part where you have to walk on the road through the campground, that was a little boring. The skull rock was neat to see...  more »
  • This attraction is right off the side of the road. You don't have to walk far to get a picture if you wish. There are a few places to climb these huge rock so a dandy place for a picture of the surrou...  more »
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  • The rocks around are fun to climb but the skull rock itself is very busy. Not worth the time we spent there. I would suggest stopping by the side of the road, taking a quick pic and leaving, especially when busy
  • The rocks here are big and really great for bouldering! This is a landmark inside Joshua Tree National Park.
  • Amazing to see natural formations like this. Fun for kids to climb all over the rocks.
  • I guess it looks somewhat like a skull. But not really. Overall the trail is great though which is why it gets a three.
  • Came here to do a bit of astrophotography. It's literally right off of the road, so had to time my shots with the occasional car zooming past with their high beams on. Just be careful of your surroundings. Ended up befriending a baby 🦂...def called it a night after that discovery.
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