Ron & Jan's Favorite Day Hikes

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Skull Rock Area

The Skull Rock area features lots of easy trails. Known for its huge boulders which take on different shapes. Most trails start at Skull Rock and are easily accessable from the Jumbo Rock Campground.

Skull Rock Area Panoramas



Skull / Face Rock Discovery Trail

Length .7 miles | elevation 68 feet | easy loop

Directions: From Joshua Tree entrance and stay on Park Blvd for approx. 30 miles past Jumbo Rocks Campground until you will see parking on both sides of the road. The trail is on the left, directly across the street from Skull Rock.

Short easy trail takes you through rock canyons with views of Face Rock . Lots of side trails if you want to lengthen the hike.

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  • Face Rock Discovery Trail
  • Face Rock Discovery Trail
  • Face Rock Discovery Trail
  • Face Rock Discovery Trail
  • Face Rock Discovery Trail
  • Face Rock Discovery Trail
  • Face Rock Discovery Trail
  • Face Rock Discovery Trail

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Skull Rock NatureTrail

Length 1.7 miles | elevation 160 feet | easy loop

Directions: From Joshua Tree entrance stay on Park Blvd for approx. 30 miles past Jumbo Rocks Campground until you will see parking on both sides of the road. The trail starts at Skull Rock and goes toward Jumbo Rock Campground.

this trail starts at Skull Rock and goes down to and through the Jumbo rock Campground. After crossing the street follow the trail all the way back to the start. Keep an eye out as the trail is sometimes a little hard to follow (however you will never get lost). You will see tons of rock formations to view and climb. For a longer walk you can keep hiking by following the Skull Rock Discovery Trail and the Split Rock Trail

arches trail map

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  • Joshua Tree Skull Rock Hike
  • Joshua Tree Skull Rock Hike
  • Joshua Tree Skull Rock Hike
  • Joshua Tree Skull Rock Hike
  • Joshua Tree Skull Rock Hike
  • Joshua Tree Skull Rock Hike
  • Joshua Tree Skull Rock Hike
  • Joshua Tree Skull Rock Hike
  • Joshua Tree Skull Rock Hike
  • Joshua Tree Skull Rock Hike
  • Joshua Tree Skull Rock Hike
  • Joshua Tree Skull Rock Hike
  • Joshua Tree Skull Rock Hike
  • Joshua Tree Skull Rock Hike
  • Joshua Tree Skull Rock Hike
  • Joshua Tree Skull Rock Hike
  • Joshua Tree Skull Rock Hike
  • Joshua Tree Skull Rock Hike

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Split Rock Trail

Length 1.9 miles | elevation 252 feet | easy loop

Directions: From Joshua Tree entrance stay on Park Blvd for approx. 30 miles past Jumbo Rocks Campground until you will see parking on both sides of the road. The trail starts at Skull Rock and goes toward Jumbo Rock Campground.

Barker Dam Trail is 1-1.3 miles (depending on your route). It takes you up to the dam . In spring the lake has water. You can find some petroglyphs along the trail. this is an easy hike with plenty of signs. Visit alltrails.com for more info.

arches trail map

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  • Split Rock Trail
  • Split Rock Trail
  • Split Rock Trail
  • Split Rock Trail
  • Split Rock Trail
  • Split Rock Trail
  • Split Rock Trail
  • Split Rock Trail
  • Split Rock Trail
  • Split Rock Trail
  • Split Rock Trail
  • Split Rock Trail
  • Split Rock Trail
  • Split Rock Trail
  • Split Rock Trail
  • Split Rock Trail

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Arch Rock Trail

Length 1.2 miles | elevation 88 feet | easy out & back

Follow signs south to the trail which crosses the street. easy to follow trail will take you to the Arch. Lots of rocks to climb and areas to explore.

arches trail map

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  • Arch Rock Trail
  • Arch Rock Trail
  • Arch Rock Trail
  • Arch Rock Trail
  • Arch Rock Trail
  • Arch Rock Trail
  • Arch Rock Trail
  • Arch Rock Trail
  • Arch Rock Trail
  • Arch Rock Trail
  • Arch Rock Trail
  • Arch Rock Trail
  • Arch Rock Trail
  • Arch Rock Trail
  • Arch Rock Trail
  • Arch Rock Trail

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