Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms

(4.8/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It was amazing, but the amazement was seasonal. We went when there were flowers, and the temperature was cool.  more »
  • Great park. Very family oriented and lots of different areas to see. From mountains, rocks, cacti. Very different from other parks we have visited.  more »
  • When Joshua Tree was first described to me, I was less than sold, to say the least. Generally I would choose a forest over a desert given the option. Having visited this fascinating place for the seco...  more »