Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms

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National Park
Joshua Tree National Park offers a playground for hikers, bikers, climbers, and birders in a desert landscape carved by winds and sudden torrents of rain. The park features distinctive trees that to Mormon pioneers resembled the open arms of the prophet Joshua leading them to the promised land. A national monument since 1936 and a national park since 1994, it spreads over 3,199 km2 (1,235 sq mi). Take one of the 12 self-guided trails and you may stumble upon remnants of the gold mining era. The park is also known for camping, amateur astronomy, and stargazing. Backcountry camping is permitted with a few regulations. Three of the nine campgrounds provide water and flush toilets. Make sure to always carry water with you, even if only driving through. Add Joshua Tree National Park and other attractions to your Twentynine Palms trip itinerary using our Twentynine Palms itinerary maker.
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  • I went there in early June and was amazed at the sites of the different deserts. The Joshua trees are beautiful as well as unique and are surrounded by rock formations that frame the the fields of tre...  more »
  • A big park with amazing landscapes. We entered from the South however, most of the Joshua Trees are in the Northern section. There are many areas to stop and climb rocks or go for a walk if the weathe...  more »
  • This is a huge park which takes well over an hour to cross so you need to enter with a plan... which we didn't. Luckily, as we entered we encountered a lovely park ranger who immediately recommended s...  more »