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Skull Rock

Joshua Tree National Park, CA
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Quite interesting if you're passing

Located on Park Blvd just past the Jumbo Rocks Campground if you're heading East you can't miss... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sge31
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Interesting formation

Because it is so close to the road this is easy to spot. It’s a quick visit and you can climb the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RNRVTravler
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Crestview, Florida
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  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
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“the main road” (17 reviews)
“joshua tree” (28 reviews)
“both sides” (4 reviews)
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Joshua Tree National Park, CA

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Reviewed yesterday

Located on Park Blvd just past the Jumbo Rocks Campground if you're heading East you can't miss Skull Rock. People were parked along the side of the road. The Skull Rock itself is literally a 1 minute walk from the road. There isn't much else...More

Thank sge31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Because it is so close to the road this is easy to spot. It’s a quick visit and you can climb the hill across the road for some pictures. You really can see what looks like eyes and a nose, but it’s not like a...More

Thank RNRVTravler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't bother stopping. You can see it just fine from the road. There are WAAAAY too many people at this stop and it makes it difficult to climb up there or to get a decent picture. Honestly, it's cool, but not worth the crowd.

Thank mrsbanting
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This rock is just off the main road and worth stopping for a photo or two. Much better from the right side as you face the rock, we met some interesting people and shared our travel experiences.

1  Thank Robert C
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This rock formation can be seen just a few steps off the road. Take five minutes to stop and view it. There is a hike and other rocks to be seen at this stop, but I didn't find them nearly as impressive as I did...More

Thank KatWat39
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Just off the road this rock formation does indeed look like a skull as the attached photo clearly indicates.

Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Along the main road in the park, sufficient parking places. Short walk to view the skull rock but make sure you look at other rocks in the area. We walked along the skull rock path to find a small shaded area for our picnic lunch....More

1  Thank Claudia10229
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Go rock scrambling in this awesome destination. Rent a car and cruise through the awesome road way and see magnificent rock formations that will amaze you

Thank kelly w
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Stopped here for a look while travelling through Joshua Tree National Park. Amazing piece of nature as it actually looks like a skull. Well worth stopping and checking out as on the main road through the park.

1  Thank Margot E
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We made a return trip to Skull Rock at Joshua Tree National Park druing August this time. As such, it was easier to get a nearby parking spot to go walk up to it and take soe photos.

1  Thank mini
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