Skull Rock, Joshua Tree National Park

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#3 of 9 in Nature in Joshua Tree National Park
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  • You can go to Skull Rock in different ways. We took the trail from Jumbo Rock Campground. Skull Rock is also easy to reach from the road. It is located right on the road through the park and the result is that it is very busy because the buses with tourists stop there as well. The trail is easy to do and also offers a beautiful view of the rest of this beautiful park beside Skull Rock. Problem with so much fuss is that a photograph without all those photographing people is laborious. But it's worth the wait. Skull Rock is in itself a fascinating phenomenon and from various perspectives to capture.
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  • Lighting the rock without standing the people in the picture is not so easy. A circular path leads around the rock formations, but we didn't walk. You can also go straight into the rocks, but you don't see anything special there.
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  • This was a great trail to hike with kids. At about 1.7 miles the length is right and the trail goes over and through rocks which they loved, but wasn't too difficult for them. The campground in this area looked get nice as well though we didn't stay there. We were in March as it felt like we had the place to ourselves. Highly recommend.
  • Easily accessible it's just right next to the road. Parking can be an issue. Their is no designated parking area, you have to park in the side of the road

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