Arch Rock

Beautiful natural arch accessed by a half mile loop trail starting from the White Tank Campground

Arch Rock Joshua Tree National Park

Barker Dam

Man-made reservoir created in 1900 by early cattlemen that has become a watering hole for Desert Bighorn Sheep. The dam is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Barker Dam Joshua Tree

Barker Dam Trail

1.3 mile loop hike with pictographs, petroglyphs and giant boulders

Barker Dam Pictographs Petroglyphs

Cholla Cactus Garden

Strikingly beautiful natural garden that wraps a quarter mile. Nicknamed the 'teddy-bear' cholla, these cacti look soft and fuzzy but are extremely sharp and pointy.

Cholla Cactus Garden

Desert Queen Mine

Ruins of one of the longest running mines that ran between 1895-1961 and mined 3,845 ounces of gold

Desert Queen Mine Joshua Tree

Fortynine Palms Oasis

A 3-mile round-trip hike will take to this remote part of Joshua Tree National Park with 49 fan palms. It is one of only a few spots in California where palms grow and thrive naturally.

Fortynine Palms Oasis

Hidden Valley

An easy 1 mile interpretive stroll takes you around this valley surrounded by boulders and makes a great first stop in the park

Hidden Valley

Indian Cove

0.6 mile loop trail on the edge of the Wonderland of Rocks

Indian Cove

Keys View

Located on the edge of the Little San Bernardino Mountains, endless views of Palm Springs, the Coachella Valley, San Jacinto Peak, San Andreas Fault, Salton Sea and Mexico on a clear day can all be enjoyed from this must-see point.

Keys View

Lost Horse Valley

Expansive valley covered in Joshua Trees, named for early Mormon Pioneer travelers

Lost Horse Valley

Oasis of Mara

Serrano Native Americans planted 29 palms along this spring. The palms provided food, clothing and housing while spring water allowed corn, beans, pumpkins and squash to grow. A short paved trail makes for a great stroll near the visitor center.

Oasis of Mara

Ryan Mountain

Three miles out and back will have you climbing over 1,000 feet making this a moderate hike. The trail gives sweeping views of the park and the Wonderland of Rocks that rise from the ground. You will feel as if you are on the backbone of the Mojave Desert.

Ryan Mountain

Ryan Ranch

Ruins of a six-room adobe residence built by pioneer J.D. Ryan in 1896

Ryan Ranch Joshua Tree

Park Boulevard

A drive along this main route in the park takes you up close and personal through one of the most famous 'Yucca brevifolia' strands in the World

Park Boulevard

Silver Bell Mine

Mine ruins with extensive history of gold in the 30's, lead in the 40's and copper in the 50's

Silver Bell Mine

Wall Street Mill

A 2-mile round-trip hike from the Barker Dam trailhead takes you to the ruins of this gold mill used between 1930-66

Wall Street Mill

White Tank

Fantastic rock formations with hiking and photographic opportunities surrounded by a campground

White Tank

Wonderland of Rocks

12 square miles of amazing granite rock formations formed 100 million years ago when molten liquid heated and traveled up from the Earth's crust. As the landscape changed to desert, flash floods caused the ground to wash away exposing rocks that piled into stacks of fascinating arrangements.

Wonderland of Rocks