Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State Park is a state park in the western Antelope Valley in Southern California. The park protects mature stands of Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia) and California juniper trees (Juniperus californica) in their western Mojave Desert habitat.Make Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State Park a part of your Lancaster vacation plans using our Lancaster trip planner.
The park is located in northern Los Angeles County, 20 miles (32 km) west of downtown Lancaster and about 5 miles (8.0 km) from the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve.
Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State Park reviews
We had a pleasant stroll through the beautiful blooming Joshua Trees. We had the preserve to ourselves. A nice printed guide gives a good description for features along the short nature trail. The.... more »
Stumbled across this park today after leaving the Poppy Reserve. Many of the desert plants are blooming. What a pleasant find. Nice walkways, east access. more »
A peaceful Joshua Tree grove in the middle of nowhere, or so it seems. This is a grove of Joshua Trees that are enclosed in a secluded area right off of Lancaster Rd. You park on the dirt next to the entrance and follow the path into the park. There is a lone picnic table not far from the entrance as well as an outhouse type pit toilet. It truly is a peaceful spot and while it's nothing fancy, it felt good being there. We went during the Joshua Tree blooming period and our dog enjoyed the walk as well.
A small state park that is very neatly kept and is out of the way so the crowds will be minimal here. The trails are flat and maintained so you can walk through without breaking a sweat. If you are in the area of the Poppy Reserve, this park is just down the road a bit and is a nice experience. Parking is free and you park along the road anywhere.
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