Reviews Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park is an excellent place for rock climbing, hiking and camping. Rocks are not more than 70 m in height, making the routes short and achievable. These activity areas can be easily accessed from some of the nine ... More campgrounds in the park.
Some of the popular hiking trails include Keys View (which has excellent views of the Chocella Valley and takes you to the park’s highest point, Inspiration Point), Ryan Mountain (offers a moderate hike and spectacular views at 1,600 m) and the 1,500 m Lost Horse Mine and Mountain (which has the remains of an old gold-processing mill).
This 800,000 acre park has two desert ecosystems—the Colorado Desert (which occupies the eastern half of the park and has creosote bush and cholla cactus) and the Mojave Desert (which is at a higher elevation and is home to the park’s namesake, the Joshua tree). The prime geological ... More features of the terrain are hills of bare rock and loose boulders.
The cool winter season experiences temperatures of around 15°C, while the hot summers have average temperatures crossing 38°C. Spring and fall are the most comfortable times to visit the park.
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