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Joshua Tree National Park

About Joshua Tree

People have been living in and around the area of Joshua Tree National Park for over 5,000 years, but it wasn’t until one woman, Minerva Hamilton Hoyt, dedicated herself to the preservation of this desert landscape that the area became a national park slightly larger than the state of Rhode Island. One of the most fascinating parts of visiting this national park is the trees in which it is named after. Joshua trees look like something out of a cartoon, and no two trees are alike. You can spend hours taking photos and admiring just the trees. Beyond the trees, you can visit the unique rock formations, go hiking on the 300 miles worth of trails, bird and wildlife watch, go rock climbing, and spend the night under the stars at one of the camping grounds.

cholla cactus garden from Joshua Tree national park with a warm morning sunlight 1 from Tumbleweed Travel
Landscape with joshua tree Joshua Tree NP from Tumbleweed Travel
Sunset on the Jumbo Rocks Joshua Tree National Park California from Tumbleweed Travel
Rock Formations in Joshua Tree National Park 1 from Tumbleweed Travel
Lizard in Joshua Tree National Park California USA from Tumbleweed Travel


  • Take a picture with the famous rock skull
  • Attempt the challenging Willow Hole trail
  • See if you can take a picture of the wildlife
  • Watch the rock climbers take on challenging climbs
  • Stroll through the cactus gardens


Type: National Park

Season: Spring and Fall

Climate: Desert

Airport(s): Palm Springs or Ontario

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