Nature December 06, 2017
The One Place In Southern California That Offers The Ultimate Outdoor Adventure
When is the last time you got outdoors for some quality time basking in Southern California’s sun? Here’s a spot with endless outdoor adventure opportunities.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
Joshua Tree National Park encompasses 790,636 acres and has so many outdoor adventure opportunities that you could spend weeks here hiking, rock climbing and stargazing.
In the Mojave Desert portion of the park, you'll find plenty of the photogenic Joshua Trees for which the park is named.
Explore Hidden Valley by hiking the one-mile-long Hidden Valley Loop Trail, a short, easy nature trail that's perfect for visitors of all abilities.
For a longer hike, try the Lost Horse Mine Trail, a 6.6-mile long loop trail featuring unique wildflowers and the historic mine, which produced $5 million in gold and silver.
Pose for a selfie at Keys View, where the gorgeous desert vista is endless.
Check out Skull Rock. It's a short 1.7-mile nature walk, and you'll find the trailhead at the Jumbo Rocks Campground entrance.
Stop in at the Cottonwood Visitor Center to learn more about the native plants here. Wander down the path and watch for interpretive signs.
Take a stroll through the Cholla Garden - the only place in the world you can see Cholla cacti.
Don't want to leave this beautiful place at the end of the day? Camp overnight underneath the stars.
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top outdoor attraction that you definitely need to visit soon.