Hiking is a popular activity in Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California. You will find trails of varying lengths and difficulty levels in the park. 

Several scenic trails in Joshua Tree are not  very long, making them doable even if you are just visiting for the day. 

The  Cholla  Cactus Boardwalk Trail is just 0.25 mile in length, and it is flat and easy. It lets you stroll among a field of cholla cactus, and view them up close. 

The  Arch Rock Trail is 0.5 mile in length, and leads to the beautiful Arch Rock, one of the photo spots in Joshua Tree. The rock is especially beautiful in blue hour!

Hidden Valley Trail is one of the most popular nature trails in Joshua Tree. It features lots of big boulder formations and the namesake Joshua trees.  

  The Barker Dam Nature Trail is about a 1-mile loop, and you may see bighorn sheep or birds at the historic dam, which was a cattle reservoir.

  On the Wall Street Mill Trail, you will find remnants of the mill equipment. The trail comes with a Wild West story as well!

  There are more challenging, longer trails in Joshua Tree National Park as well.

  You can hike to California fan palm oases or to the top of Ryan Mountain or to old mines in the park. 

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