Cholla Cactus Garden Nature Trail is a 0.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Twentynine Palms, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
This is a lovely short hike thru the largest concentration of Cholla Cacti (aka Teddy Bear Cacti) in the park. We went in December, during a period of unprecedented levels of visitation, so the hike was crowded.
The hike was short and well marked. Part of it even had a board walk.
Hikers with bee allergies should be careful with this trail. Bee populations with be extremely high when the cacti are blooming.
Overall I really liked this hike. It was very easy, but the beautiful Cacti with a mountain backdrop made for some great pictures.
Super short and super easy, but worth to take beautifull teddybear cactus pics.
Super short, easy hike with these weird little cholla cacti. It was fun to see and we took the time to visit them and I'm glad we did. They're just so funky looking!
Visited December 2015
The remarkable thing about this area of the park is that very little else besides cholla grows there. While I was there a little kid went running off the trail and came back screaming like he was in a Freddie Kreuger movie. I guess he thought they were pine trees.
If its on your way its worth the quick stop.
Very nice and easy trail : a small area covered with a high density of low-height cactus, surrounded by rocky mountains. The kids could do it in balance bike. Ideal to make a 15-30 minutes break when crossing Joshua Tree National Park from North to South.
Short easy hike. There is a guide that explains findings on the trail. Fun and informative.