Places to Visit in Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park has a rugged rock formation, stark desert landscapes, and bristled trees. The park is loved by adventure seekers and climbers. The park is the best place to spend with your family with easy trails and plenty of campgrounds. The park is a most popular destination for road trip. The park has inspiring landscape loved by photographers. Here we have mentioned the top places to visit in Joshua Tree.

Hidden Valley Nature Trail

The Hidden Valley is one of the most beautiful areas of the park and also easily accessible. The trail is a one-mile loop suitable for all level hikers. If you are looking for a short and easy trail to hike, Hidden Valley Nature Trail is perfect. The trail takes you to rock formations, trees and cactus. The trail has rocky landscapes and if you are a climber it is a great place to climb around.

Keys View

Key View is one of the most popular destinations in the park. The great thing about Keys View is that it is easily accessible. You can drive to the Keys View from the parking Lot and a short walk up the hill to the viewpoint. West Entrance: Keys View is a 30 minute drive from the west entrance of Joshua Tree.

It provides panoramic views of the Coachella Valley. You can drive through the loop and then a short hike to the destination. The trail rewards you with a stunning view and also an adventurous path.

Barker Dam Nature Trail

If you like to go for a short trail which includes the rocky landscape Barker Dam Nature Trail is the perfect destination. It is an easy 1.1 loop where you get to walk through Joshua trees, monzogranite boulders and historic Barker Dam. 

Barker Dam Nature Trail is short, and easy hike suitable for all levels you can even go with your family. As you hike through the trail you can see rock climbers, and even spot wildlife.

 Cholla Cactus Garden 

Cholla Cactus Garden is a 0.25 mile trail. It is a flat loop that leads through nearly 10 acres of landscape dominated by the teddy bear cholla. The cactus is said to be the cutest cactus on the planet, which has been nicknamed the teddy bear cactus. The trail has a boardwalk so that you can walk through the cactus without harming yourself. You also get to take some amazing photos for your Instagram.

Ryan Mountain Hike

Ryan Mountain Trail is a 4.8 kilometer trail located near Twentynine Palm that features wildflowers and is rated moderate. The trail is used for hiking and running and is accessible year-round. The trail has inspiring rock formations and incredible panoramic views across the landscape. Ryan Mountain is the best place in the park to view the sunset. If you are a nature lover the trail rewards you with a stunning landscape.

Cottonwood Spring Oasis

Cottonwood Spring Oasis is one of the most beautiful locations in Joshua Tree National Park. Most of the people come to visit the oasis for its beauty and freshwater. The oasis is seven miles from the southern entrance of the park. This oasis, a result of earthquake activity. It is also one of the park’s best places for bird watching. If you like to camp near the oasis there are campground nearby Cottonwood with potable water and flush toilets.

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