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  • Twentynine Palms, California

    Twentynine Palms, California is an adventurer's dream! There are plenty of top activities and attractions to explore in and near the area. For the best trails, head to the Joshua Tree National Park and explore the awe-inspiring scenery. You can also enjoy a variety of activities such as mountain biking, rock climbing, and hiking. For a more relaxed experience, visit the regional parks and take in the picturesque views of the desert. Other must-visit attractions include the Oasis of Mara, the Integratron, and the Painted Hills. Whether you're looking for an adventure or to simply marvel at the beauty, Twentynine Palms has something for everyone!

    Top Spots in and near Twentynine Palms

    • Twentynine Palms, California

      Climb at Intersection Rock in Joshua Tree

      Intersection Rock is located in the Hidden Valley Campground with lots of parking!Overhang bypass route5.72 PitchesStandard Trad RackIntersection Rock has many classic routes- I found right ski track and overhang bypass to be 2 of my favorite routes in j tree.Start left of the flake in a crack, t...
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    • Riverside County, California

      Camp at Joshua Tree's White Tank Campground

      5.0
      White Tank Campground is in the perfect spot to get a taste of all that Joshua Tree has to offer. As a central location to nearby hiking and climbing, it is easy to access the various parts of the park. Removed from the border of the park, White Tank doesn't attract as many visitors as the more p...
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    • Twentynine Palms, California

      Rock Climb Locomotion in Joshua Tree National Park

      5.0
      Locomotion is a great spot to set up for the day and enjoy the world class climbing that Joshua Tree has to offer. Camp at the nearby and coveted Hidden Valley Campground and you'll be within walking distance to Locomotion and a dozen other quality climbing spots. Joshua Tree really is a camping/...
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    • Riverside County, California

      Night Shoot at Arch Rock

      4.7
      If you're setting up camp, be sure to check out White Tank Campground, which is home to one of the most epic rock formations. The Arch is located here. It's only about 1/2 round trip of walking to this spot. Geology Tour Road offers some flat wide open views of Joshua Trees in all directions. If ...
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    • Riverside County, California

      Hidden Valley Nature Trail

      4.4
      1.03 mi / 164 ft gain
      Turn off of Park Blvd near Intersection Rock (there will be signs for the turn) and follow the paved road for about a minute. There is a large parking lot with many picnic tables. The trail begins with a slight uphill of around 100 ft and continues through a opening between two large rocks. Af...
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    • Twentynine Palms, California

      Climb The Spire in Joshua Tree National Park

      0.75 mi
      Park at the Hidden Valley Nature Trailhead. Instead of going into Hidden Valley, follow the obvious climber's trails to the Southwest for about 3/4 mile keeping the rocks of Hidden Valley on your right. The trail wraps around the outside edge of Hidden Valley, turning Northwest. After about 20 mi...
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    • Riverside County, California

      Climb at the Hall of Horrors in Joshua Tree

      The Hall of Horrors is across the road from the well-known Saddle Rocks. There is good space in this crag, so don't be discouraged with a full parking lot. Like most places in Joshua Tree, the weather is the largest dictator on when and where you'll climb. There isn't much shade here, so waiting ...
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    • Riverside County, California

      Hall of Horrors

      0.75 mi / 95 ft gain
      A trip to Joshua Tree is an adventure in itself, but if you plan so that you are shooting Joshua Tree under a full moon, you'll lose yourself in its beauty all over again. See the park's gorgeous, unique characteristics in a completely different light. Although there may seem to be infinite loca...
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    • Riverside County, California

      Cap Rock Nature Trail

      3.0
      0.75 mi / 161 ft gain
      There are two Joshua Trees guarding the trail, which makes for a perfect photo op. There are some monzogranite rock formations (of which the park is famous for). Watch for bunnies and lizards! The trail is handicap accessible, so parents with young children in strollers or those in wheelchairs ca...
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    • Twentynine Palms, California

      Rock Climb at Headstone Rock in Joshua Tree

      4.5
      To find this climb, park on the east side loop of the Ryan Campground in the park. There are several parking spots here next to a bathroom. From here, take the trail straight out about 100 yards to Headstone Rock. It is clearly visible from where you park. One of the hardest parts about this clim...
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    • Riverside County, California

      Camp at Ryan Campground in Joshua Tree NP

      5.0
      The Ryan Campground is but one of many beautiful campgrounds in Joshua Tree National Park. It is located just south of the Hidden Valley use area. There are 31 sites as well as a horse camp. This campground does not have water, but does have pit toilets.For weekend trips into Joshua Tree, it is o...
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    • Twentynine Palms, California

      Ryan Ranch

      0.75 mi / 56 ft gain
      If you're in Joshua Tree, this is a great spot for sunset. A short, maybe 1/2 mile hike to the old ranch from the parking lot. We stayed at Ryan Campground and just walked in from there, about the same distance. Make sure to bring your camera, especially if there are spotty clouds in the sky a...
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    • Joshua Tree, California

      Joshua Tree West Side Trail

      4.0
      3.22 mi / 302 ft gain
      Joshua Tree West Side Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Twentynine Palms, California.
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    • Riverside County, California

      Backcountry Camp in Joshua Tree

      5.0
      2 mi
      Backcountry camping can be done at various locations throughout the park (13 different locations). Upon arrival to the park, you will be given a map and can backcountry camp from any of the locations marked with a "B".At these locations you will find a backcountry registration board. It's extrem...
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    • Riverside County, California

      Hike to Lost Horse Mine

      4.09 mi / 545 ft gain
      To get to the trailhead, take Key's View Road from Park Blvd for around 2.5 miles and turn left onto a dirt road. The trailhead is at the end of this road. From here, you have the option to do the 6.1 mile loop or the 4 mile roundtrip out and back. This trail takes you through a beautiful desert ...
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    • Riverside County, California

      Photograph the Cholla Cactus Gardens

      4.4
      0.25 mi / 0 ft gain
      The Cholla Cactus Garden is something everyone can appreciate and enjoy. The trail is in total about a 0.25 loop, but you are certainly free to wander around more. Plan on spending at least 30 minutes to an hour enjoying the scenery. If you are a photographer, you will be enthralled by the light...
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