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East Indio Hills Badlands

Indio, California

5.11 mi / 853 ft gain

Boo Hoff Trail

La Quinta, California

12.7 mi / 2323 ft gain

Hike to Lake Cahuilla

La Quinta, California

4.5
5.41 mi / 183 ft gain

East Cove Trailhead

La Quinta, California

2.09 mi / 203 ft gain

La Quinta Cove to Lake Cahillla

La Quinta, California

6.28 mi / 1001 ft gain

Cove Trail to Quarry Overlook Trail

La Quinta, California

2.76 mi / 604 ft gain

La Quinta Cove

La Quinta, California

3.39 mi / 371 ft gain

Willis Palm Loop

Desert Hot Springs, California

3.87 mi / 551 ft gain

Pushwalla Palms Loop

Desert Hot Springs, California

4.33 mi / 741 ft gain

Places to stay

Palm Springs / Joshua Tree KOA

Riverside County, California

Palm Springs / Joshua Tree KOA

Ribbonwood Equestrian Cg

Mountain Center, California

Ribbonwood Equestrian Cg

Cottonwood Campground (Ca)

Twentynine Palms, California

Cottonwood Campground (Ca)

From $20 / night

Sheep Pass Group

Unnamed Road

Sheep Pass Group

From $40 / night

Jumbo Rocks Campground

Unnamed Road

Jumbo Rocks Campground

From $15 / night

Black Rock Equestrian Campground

Yucca Valley, California

Black Rock Equestrian Campground

From $20 / night

Guides and stories

24 Hours in Joshua Tree National Park

24 Hours in Joshua Tree National Park

Holly Mandarich

My First Trip Down to Joshua Tree National Park

My First Trip Down to Joshua Tree National Park

Benjamin Canevari

Southern California's Off-Season Gems: Mojave, Death Valley, Alabama Hills, and Joshua Tree

Southern California's Off-Season Gems: Mojave, Death Valley, Alabama Hills, and Joshua Tree

Tyler McKay

A Beginner's Climbing Guide to Joshua Tree

A Beginner's Climbing Guide to Joshua Tree

Sarah Horn

Do Not Eat Hot Wings Before Hiking

Do Not Eat Hot Wings Before Hiking

Aaron Rickel Jones

Photo Essay: One Day in Joshua Tree National Park

Photo Essay: One Day in Joshua Tree National Park

Kevin Tangney

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