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Top Spots

Dunn Road

Mountain Center, California

15.55 mi / 994 ft gain

Horsethief Creek

Mountain Center, California

5.08 mi / 1119 ft gain

Cactus Spring Trail

Mountain Center, California

31.73 mi / 6407 ft gain

Dead Indian Canyon

Palm Desert, California

2.17 mi / 449 ft gain

Randall Henderson Loop Trail

Palm Desert, California

2.67 mi / 476 ft gain

La Quinta Cove

La Quinta, California

3.39 mi / 371 ft gain

Cove Trail to Quarry Overlook Trail

La Quinta, California

2.76 mi / 604 ft gain

La Quinta Cove to Lake Cahillla

La Quinta, California

6.28 mi / 1001 ft gain

East Cove Trailhead

La Quinta, California

2.09 mi / 203 ft gain

Places to stay

Ribbonwood Equestrian Cg

Mountain Center, California

Ribbonwood Equestrian Cg

Fern Basin

Riverside County, California

Fern Basin

Palm Springs / Joshua Tree KOA

Riverside County, California

Palm Springs / Joshua Tree KOA

Black Mountain (San Bernardino)

Black Mountain Truck Trail

Black Mountain (San Bernardino)

Boulder Basin

Black Mountain Trail

Boulder Basin

Oak Grove Campground

Warner Springs, California

Oak Grove Campground

Guides and stories

Do Not Eat Hot Wings Before Hiking

Do Not Eat Hot Wings Before Hiking

Aaron Rickel Jones

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

Photo Essay: One Day in Joshua Tree National Park

Photo Essay: One Day in Joshua Tree National Park

Kevin Tangney

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