Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park


One of the most fun parts about Joshua Tree National Park is the rock climbing.   If you have never been there, it is an amazing sight to behold the piles of rocks that look to have been stacked up by giants.   I’m scared of heights, but I impressed myself in climbing up some of the rock scrambles.   Of course, there are plenty of opportunities for the serious rock climbers with all the accompanying equipment or for people like me who are basically jumping from rock to rock.   Some of the best places to climb in the park are near Hidden Valley, near Skull Rock, and on the Cottonwood Spring trail.

rock climber

This rock climber is more brave than me.   He is climbing in the Hidden Valley area of the park.

hidden valley

The Great Burrito rock formation