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8 Best Day Hikes in Joshua Tree National Park

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8 Best Day Hikes in Joshua Tree National Park

There are plenty of phenomenal choices when trying to select the best hikes in Joshua Tree National Park.  Though this park is well known for its world-class rock climbing, the park’s hiking trails are also amazing.  If you live in southern California, it’s likely that you’re only a few hours from this outdoor wonderland.  Even if you can only spare a day, we’re certain you’ll enjoy any of the hikes we have selected in this guide.

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Is the “National Park Effect” Real?

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Is the “National Park Effect” Real?

When a national monument gains “national park” status, are they guaranteed to receive an immediate boost in attendance in the following years?

Is there such thing as a “National Park Effect?”

What will happen with attendance at the nation's newest National Parks in the next few years?

We attempt to answer the question.

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Cholla Cactus Garden in Joshua Tree National Park

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Cholla Cactus Garden in Joshua Tree National Park

The Cholla Cactus Garden in Joshua Tree National Park is a 10-acre stand of the unique teddybear cholla cactus.  You really have to see this place to believe it. This easy boardwalk trail is an amazing place to visit anytime of year, but it is especially impressive to see during the cholla cactus bloom (see below for details).

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Best Campgrounds in Joshua Tree National Park

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Best Campgrounds in Joshua Tree National Park

Staying in one of the Joshua Tree National Park campgrounds are one of the best parts of the park.  They are plentiful, conveniently located throughout the park and all are set in an area that contains incredible scenery.

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Keys View in Joshua Tree National Park

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Keys View in Joshua Tree National Park

Keys View in Joshua Tree National Park is a well-known viewpoint for watching phenomenal sunsets.  In fact, it is possible that this is one of the best places that we’ve ever been for viewing the sunset in the desert. 

If you end up on the western side of Joshua Tree National Park toward the evening, Keys View is a place that you’ll definitely want to check out if you can!

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