Skull Rock

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thelonious22
Seongnam4,383 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Skull Rock is an impressive rock formation and one of the more unique ones in the park. However, it is just one rock and on a crowded day, it’s impossible to get a good photo of it with all of the visitors posing for photos in front of it trying to get their perfect Instagrammable photo. It was quite annoying trying to just get a good lock walking past all of the people jostling for photo position.
Written January 7, 2022
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julcas
Singapore, Singapore257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Short few minutes walk to the skull. There is a trail beyond the skull that has even more rocks. Good fun if you like climbing, however, I would recommend that you bring a hiking stick along if you have difficulty cloning down the rocks. Not child friendly.
Written October 11, 2022
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maxwellkg
Boston, MA313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
If you like to hoist yourself on top of large boulders and scan the area around you this is a great place. They also have trails that you can easily maneuver around the area. We saw a jack rabbit and small squirrel and lots of lizards in our walk. The skull rock did look like a skull and there were plenty of people taking pictures.
Written March 9, 2020
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Ryan & Katy Smilko
San Jose, CA241 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Skull Rock is literally on Park Blvd. All you have to do is pull over and boom, you’re there. It makes for a cool photograph, but beyond that, that’s about it. And since it’s right on the main road, you’ll likely be surrounded by a whole bunch of other people pulling over to get photos.

Personally, we like when we have to hike and explore a bit to see a view. This is not one of those.
Written December 27, 2020
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada81,662 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
When we arrived to the Skull Rock, many people did not see the Skull Rock. Many tourist would look at other options.

However the Skull Rock id huge. We cannot miss it. We had to climb a bit.

When we could see the Skull Rock, we laughed. Truly an attraction.

It is huge with two eyes and a bold head.

I too missed the Skull Rock at first.

A must see!
Written April 17, 2020
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無名
World9,915 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
...from everyone crawling all over it. People were inappropriately hanging off its nostrils and eye sockets probably all dreaming of the perfect picture to snap or post or whatever. I walked right by. I wouldn't go near it, well I guess mean them. But I did get a nice hike in around the area. This Joshua tree is kinda growing on me too. I'm beginning to see some human form in it. If I was a ranger here, I'd probably be talking to one or more of them. Hey, going to this national park makes for a great ride for a day. I think I got out of the car about 3 or 4 times and got 2 good hikes in. Hey, I'd come back to chat with those trees if I was capable especially since I get in for free as a veteran.
Written March 6, 2022
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Bill K
Mantorville, MN6,308 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Skull Rock is the star of this spot, but by no means the only attraction. There are trails on both sides of the highway that provide fun hikes with a lot of information.

The trail on the opposite side of the road from Skull rock was planned and built by local students. It is a little bit more difficult than the trail on the Skull Rock side of the road. That trail features signs that tell about the plant life found in this region.
Written January 25, 2022
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,691 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
I was curious if this might be one of those rock formations that required a large dose of creative thinking to see its named shape. Not so with Skull Rock! Created by erosion, you can clearly see an eerie head-like shape with two eye socket depressions. This is an easy stop, just a short walk from the road. As you might expect, it was crowded, but everyone politely waited their turn to take a photo in front of the rock.
Written May 9, 2021
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HunBabe
Houston, TX257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Lots of activity around actual skull rock, have to take turns getting pics. However once on the Skull Rock Nature Trail the crowd thins out. Great 1.8 mile loop trail. Very slight elevation gain with some stairs. Some loss Gravel and sand, best with hiking shoes. Overall very pleasant hike with interpretive signs helping identify plants. Lots of options to explore the rocks and make the hike your own.
Written October 16, 2021
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black325
Prescott Valley, AZ374 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Yes it is crowded & you may have difficulty finding parking. Just an FYI - if you ask someone to take your picture make sure they hold the camera vertically. We appreciated that someone did offer to take ours but most of the rock was cut out of the pic because it was horizontal.
Written February 14, 2022
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