Joshua Tree National Park
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 86%Adventure Travelers
- 76%Family Travelers
- 66%Spiritual Seekers
- 63%Budget Travelers
- 60%Green Travelers
- 54%Local Culture
Member Reviews (55)
- Joshua Tree National ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Dec 26, 2013
I just went to the national park during thanksgiving holiday. It was really nice. I actually start off from the cottonwood entrance on the south entrance and get out from the north entrance. Have to say if you are not planning to drive throughou the whole park, its better off starting from the north entrance and return the same route because the most interest are up the north park. I do recommend the hiking route to the Dam there, although there isn't really water and the picture was a bit deceiving. But the hiking route was pretty enjoyable. And be sure to complete the visit before sunset because there is absolutely no street light.
- Joshua Tree National ParkFirst to ReviewNov 20, 2012
Beautiful Park, if you just drive through it you see the transition from Low Desert to High Desert. Lots of trails, lots of camping opportunities, lots of good hikes and plenty to do if you're outdoorsy. Just be sure to bring enough hydration with you, as well as good footwear, and you'll be all set! Also, please respect the wild life!
- Joshua Tree National ParkJul 26, 2012
My favorite national park. It's mystical. It's unique. It's where Gram Parson's band manager cremated his remains (illegally) back in the day. Be sure to carry water and be careful of small, difficult to escape blind canyon-ettes. Also, if you have a breeze from the west, you can sometimes smell the stink of LA smog. Sadly.
- Joshua Tree National ParkMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Jul 05, 2012
One of the most stunning memories I have is camping at Joshua Tree with my friend Kenneth when I was about 22 years old. Desert Camping is so nice - cool and dry in the evening - surrounded by the sounds of screaming coyotes. The camp sites are clean and well placed. Lots of nice hikes for all skills and abilities. A good day trip if you aren't up for an entire camping adventure. Mix this with a trip to Palm Springs.
Just remember to bring your bottle opener. We forgot and ended up opening the beers on the hubcap of our car, which was a true disaster. Oh, and remember the matches too!
- Joshua Tree National ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Jul 05, 2012
Great park for folks who love hiking, bouldering and camping! The sunsets are beautiful here. And though it can get very hot during the day (make sure to bring plenty of water - in fact, OVERDUE it on the water, and bring some shade, too!), the summer nights here are perfect. It's quite cold at night during winter months though!
If you want to have an open fire or really want to set up camp far from other campers, you can drive a little outside of the park and still have the same Joshua Tree experience!
- Joshua Tree National ParkCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Jul 05, 2012
It's a bit of a drive from the main Palms Springs area, but a great place to do some hikes, see amazing boulders and rock formations, do rock climbing, and find out why it's called Joshua Tree.
- Joshua Tree National ParkJul 05, 2012
The park derived its name from these oddly shaped Joshua Trees (Yucca brevifolia) which provide an interesting contrast to the arid landscape. Its bayonet shaped leaves indicate its resilience and survival amidst the harsh terrain, it also provide protection to several species of birds and mammals. This place is a great side trip if you are on your way to the Grand Canyon.