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Skull Rock

Joshua Tree National Park, CA
(760) 367-5500
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It is right beside the road. You can climb up on a rock in front of it for a good photo. There is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Con K
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Ringgold, Georgia
Fun in your in the area

it was fun, cute little side trip, i would go out of my way to see it again but if your parring... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joshua Y
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Joshua Tree National Park, CA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is right beside the road. You can climb up on a rock in front of it for a good photo. There is a trail you can take.

Thank Con K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it was fun, cute little side trip, i would go out of my way to see it again but if your parring through worth a stop.

Thank Joshua Y
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Just off the road. Lots of parking. Great photo opportunity. Trail starts at the base. Lots of people seem to take the trail after taking photos from various angles to get the best image of Skull Rock. Worth a stop

Thank themccullochclan
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The rock formations in the park, in general, are really amazing. This one is interesting and right along the road, so very easy to see.

Thank andyhg
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

After landing at LAX, my wife and I began our epic tour of five national parks located in CA. The first was Joshua Tree. It's about a 2 hour drive from the airport and in that time, you're on another planet. The landscape is wild...More

Thank Steven N
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Loved our time here, a bit of advice...if camping do not camp neat any popular landmark as photographers start at 10 pm and are out until sun up all over the park

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We came in May and it was hot! We didnt have many people when we went. We parked visited Skull rock, but also did the hike behind it. We struggled to keep the trail, ended up at the campground...but just back tracked. Two young kiddos...More

Thank Megan F
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Thankful this was a quick, roadside stop. Everyone talks about this place, so we went and were a little disappointed. It was super busy and crowded, and honestly- the surrounding rocks were cooler, in my opinion. The most entertaining part of the rock for me...More

Thank annelisetravel
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Place can be hotter than the sun! But worth a visit. Bring water and food in your car. Some amazing views and great if you like desert landscape/creatures. There was signs warning you of Bees/Wasps so be careful of you have small children. Saying that...More

Thank Jay D
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Although Skull Rock is the main attraction, do not miss the beautiful rock formations and landscapes that surround this attraction. Not only is this popular during the daytime, but also is a major attraction for night photographers. To the best of my knowledge, there is...More

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