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Cholla Cactus Garden Nature Trail

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Cholla Cactus Garden Nature Trail is a 0.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Twentynine Palms, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.2 miles Elevation Gain: 6 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
no shade
1 day ago

hiking
7 days ago

Not really a hike, more of a short walk. Very cool walk though, plus the drive south through the park is beautiful.

hiking
bugs
no shade
1 month ago

Good quick walk. Watch out for bees, they didn’t annoy me because I let them do their thing. No need to swat at them. They are looking for water and they know your car’s ac releases water (info I heard from a National Park ranger)

hiking
1 month ago

Not a hike but beautiful at sunset

hiking
1 month ago

Easy, well marked trail. Breathtaking at sunset.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy beautiful walk through the gardens! Good for all ages.

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

Nice little walk through the cholla cacti!

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

Would have been very cool to see the cacti, but I guess bees overrun it in the summer months and it wasn't even safe to get out of your car without being swarmed by them.

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty dang cool cacti

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

Nice little trail to see some beautiful cacti on.

Normally these are annoying when hiking, but it’s cool to see them in such abundance.

no shade
5 months ago

walking
5 months ago

Normally I'm not big on nature trails but this was a pretty cool, impressive one. Amazing to see these beautiful cacti up close in such abundance. Also, the drive in from the north park entrance was absolutely break taking and surreal!

5 months ago

not the most epic scenery in Joshua Tree by a margin, but during your short flat walk you will be lost in a forest of cholla. recommend early morning or late afternoon when you get some great light and shadows on the cacti.

5 months ago

Super easy trail! Really just walking through the cholla!! My favorite type cacti I've seen!!

walking
no shade
5 months ago

This is more of a walk than anything. I think the man-made trail is more of a suggestion that isn't followed by most, and it is crowded.

hiking
no shade
5 months ago

Recommended for all ages. Very easy but gorgeous flora. Lots of picture opportunities.

hiking
5 months ago

Completed on 04/25/2019: Easy to follow, short loop, through a beautiful dense cactus garden. We went in late afternoon as the sun was lower, making the needles appear as they were glowing. Such a beautiful site. Some of the cacti are close to the trail, so be aware that you don't get poked.

Very interesting

no shade
6 months ago

Short hike amongst the chollas.

walking
6 months ago

Beautiful short walk in the southern half of Joshua Tree NP where the Joshua Trees are scarce but the Golden Chollo and Sonoran Ocotillo are everywhere!

hiking
6 months ago

Basically exactly as described, all cholla all the time. The amount of cholla was impressive

7 months ago

very photogenic. a great last stop.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful site!

hiking
7 months ago

Time to get out of the vehicle and do this little walk. A great little break to stretch your legs. Beautifully maintained. Great opportunity for more photos.

hiking
7 months ago

Really beautiful. A sea of cactus. Fantastic light at sunset for photos.

8 months ago

Beautiful just beautiful

hiking
8 months ago

Interesting scenery and terrain. Beautiful cacti

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