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Joshua Tree Art Hikes

Joshua Tree National Park is itself a work of natural art, so it’s no surprise that this gorgeous desert is a magnet for artsy individuals. Here are three hikes in the northern part of the park that are close to surprising art venues where music, movie sets, sculpture, and even crochet (!) are on display.

Week 03.21.2019
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49 Palms and Counting

A Hike to Joshua Tree's 49 Palms Oasis and a Visit to the Outdoor Desert Art Museum

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The hike to 49 Palms Oasis in Joshua Tree has pleasures great and small. Big: a genuine palm oasis and expansive views. Small: the possibility of spotting a desert tortoise or a chuckwalla lizard. It’s all in the course of a 3-mile out-and-back gem that is situated between Indian…
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Spring for Yosemite's Waterfalls!

Escape to Yosemite's Tenaya Lodge for Spring Waterfalls

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It’s a waterfall time to be in Yosemite! Spring means raging waterfalls without the crowds. Stay at Tenaya Lodge, just two miles from Yosemite’s southern entrance, and experience these waterfall adventures in Yosemite. With a record snowpack, you can expect raging waterfalls this…
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Hi, View!

Joshua Tree's Hi-View Nature Trail and a Visit to Pioneertown

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Pop quiz: Closest Joshua Tree trail to the LA metro area? It’s Hi-View Nature Trail near Yucca Valley’s Black Rock entrance to the national park. Overlooked, but worth looking over. This 1.3-mile loop doesn’t require an entry fee, gains 325 feet in elevation, and offers a fresh…
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When Disney met the Petroglyph: It's Complicated

Joshua Tree's Barker Dam Hike, Petroglyphs, and World Famous Crochet Museum

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An unlikely desert lake is generally the high point of a hike to Barker Dam, but there’s an even more unusual sight at the end of the loop trail that you might have missed even if you’ve hiked it a few times. We’re talking petroglyphs—but there’s more to this story. The flat,…
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    Nice Ring to It

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