Joshua Tree National Park Sports & Outdoors

  • Cap Rock Nature Trail
    Cap Rock Nature Trail
    by Basaic
  • Cap Rock Nature Trail
    Cap Rock Nature Trail
    by Basaic
  • Cap Rock Nature Trail
    Cap Rock Nature Trail
    by Basaic

Most Viewed Sports & Outdoors in Joshua Tree National Park

  • 1. Rock Climbing.

    Intersection Rock has three routes, or lines to climb. There are the Left Ski Track with a 5.11a difficulty; the Right Ski Track with a 5.3 difficulty and the North Overhang with a 5.9 difficulty...

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  • 2. Bajada Nature Trail

    Right by the southern entrance to the park is the short (.25 mile), relatively easy Bajada Nature Trail. The trail has informative signs along the way. It is...

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  • 3. Lost Palms Oasis Trail

    The trail to Lost Palms Oasis is a 7.6 mile roundtrip along a strenuous trail. The oasis is an important habitat for Bighorn Sheep so overnight camping is not...

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  • 4. Cottonwood Springs Trail

    The Cottonwood Spring Trailhead is near the southern entrance to the park and is a short dirt trail. It is steep in places and is not wheelchair accessible....

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  • 5. Arch Rock Trail

    The Arch Rock Trail is a short (.3 mile) trail that acquaints you with the geological forces at work in the park. There are several informative and interesting...

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  • 6. Cholla Cactus Garden Trail

    The Cholla Cactus Garden Trail is a short (.25 mile) easy trail through a grove of Cholla (Choy-ya) Cactus. This is probably my favorite of the short easy...

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  • 7. Twin Tanks Trail

    Twin Tanks is named for a pair of nearby natural rock formations that were used to trap and store water. This is a popular access point for the 35 mile long...

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  • 8. Oasis of Mara Trail

    The Oasis of Mara Trail is an easy, paved .5 mile trail leading to the oasis. The water that allowed the oasis to form is gone now and has to be piped in. It is...

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  • 9. Ryan Mountain Trail

    The Ryan Mountain Trail is a moderately strenuous 2.8 mile roundtrip trail to the summit of Ryan Mountain. The view is rewarding but be advised the trail is...

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  • 10. Ryan Ranch Trail

    The Ryan Family came here in 1896 to homestead a parcel of land here. A short 1/2 mile dirt trail leads to the adobe remains of the ranch house and the...

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  • 11. Cap Rock Nature Trail

    The Cap Rock Nature Trail is a short, wheel-chair accessible trail showcasing plants native to this desert area. The trail is only .3 miles in length and has...

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  • 12. Point-Blank

    Close inspection shows precisely why hikers are wise to give the unusual but well-armed cholla cactus a wide berth.

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