Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms

4.8
#1 of 44 in Parks in California Desert
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. Make Joshua Tree National Park part of your personalized Twentynine Palms itinerary using our Twentynine Palms trip planner .
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  • October 4, 2017
    My husband and I travel a lot and enjoy hiking the national parks. We chose to hike the 6+ mile hike around the lost horse mine loop. We got to see many terrains, quite a view of the valley, a rattles...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Joshua Tree is not your typical national park loaded with forests and lakes and and rivers. During the day Joshua Tree in the Mojave Desert is filled with interesting rock formations and Joshua Trees....  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    This is such a beautiful and tranquil setting. Everyone should make a point to experience this at least once!  more »

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