The Barker Dam Trail in Joshua Tree National Park is a hidden gem that offers a unique and unforgettable hiking experience. This trail is located in the Wonderland of Rocks area of the park, and is a short, 1.3-mile loop that takes hikers on a journey through the rugged beauty of the desert.
I’ve crafted what I would consider a perfect itinerary for those visiting Joshua Tree for the first timers. This is the perfect blend of activities to get a taste of the desert vibe. A little relaxation, some hiking, great food and sight-seeing.
Key's View is the best drive-up vista in Joshua Tree National Park. From the top you can see the Coachella Valley and the San Andreas Fault. You can also catch a view of Southern California's two highest mountains, Mount San Jacinto and Mount Gorgonio. On a clear day you can see California's largest lake, the Salton Sea.
A half-day exploring the sea caves on kayaks with Channel Islands Adventure Company.