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Skull Rock Nature Trail - Joshua Tree NP

Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms, California | 760-367-5500
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Type: Nature & Gardens and Hiking & Walking
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free

Hike 1.7 miles round trip to view Skull Rock from the Jumbo Rocks Campground.  Nearby are 2 picnic areas: "Split Rock" and "Live Oak" with large areas of rocks to climb, explore, and hike around.  


1 Review for Skull Rock Nature Trail - Joshua Tree NP

November 28 2013
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Violetwhite_word
"Natural "playground" behind Skull Rock!"

We pulled alongside the road for a quick stop at Skull Rock to take some pictures. Before long, my hubby had ventured up the boulders behind Skull Rock and discovered a "playground" of interesting boulders and rock formations. We explored mini slot canyon-like pathways between boulders, climbed everywhere and captured some pretty cool shots of the family. What I expected to be a quick photo stop ended up to be a 1-2 hour trek around the area -- the kids and adults alike had at ton of fun. I'd recommend going with another adult if you are bringing more than one child. The landscape is as dangerous as it is beautiful. I'd keep them at arms lengths at all times.

We went mid-November and the weather was breezy but mild. Would recommend lots of layers.  The temps dropped significantly in the evening / night hours.

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