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Skull Rock

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Skull Rock in Joshua Tree is one of the most iconic boulders in the park. It’s a short hike from the road or right off of the Discovery Trail. It leads hikers to an eroding granite rock with two carved-out eye sockets, looking very similar to a skull.

nicolejordan 3 years ago

The short trail to Skull Rock, approximately 0.5 miles, allows hikers to explore the fascinating rock formations that resemble a skull, providing an excellent photo opportunity. With its close proximity to the main road and straightforward path, it's a popular choice for a quick and enjoyable hike for all ages.

seeker 2 years ago

Exactly as promised.

chiefseeker 2 years ago

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