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Skull Rock Discovery Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily 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, and nature trips.

Length 0.7 mi Elevation gain 68 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No shade

No dogs

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Amanda Medeiros
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Skull rock is right off the road great place to stop with kids and get some rock climbing in, we found a great cave right near the road. Easy spot to stop and see something really cool.

Brett Sanner
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Lots of boulders for climbing and exploring. Great stop in Joshua Tree NP.

Candice Bee
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Hiking

While camping at Jumbo rocks we did Skull Rock Loop, Discovery Loop and Split Rock Loop. All three loops connect so we went up one side of easy loop then down the other side of all three. Ending up with about a 5 mile hike. All are easy trails, well marked and clean and so beautiful! Great for kids. There are places for rock climbing at split rock.

Simon Guérard
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Hiking

I'd personnally include doing the whole loop towards split rock to get a good feel of the desert, see face rock (or something like that), but anyhow it's not great, just gives a good feeling of the area.

P Kuo
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We combined this Discovery Trail with the Split Rock Trail into a figure 8 trail. The Discovery Trail has very nice signage (4 kids by kids). We also added a quick detour to Skull Rock across the road. We enjoyed it.

Heath H.
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Josiah Sullivan
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Alexander Losikov
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Martin Riehm
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Javier Chavez
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Ines L.
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Amar S.
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Den Fusso
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Alexandra Robin
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Sharon Martin
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Nie Li
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Nina C.
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Brian Sloan
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Alez Simmons
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Grigory H.
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Crystal Dovalina
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Amy Moyer-Schmit
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Michelle Zywocienski Maresh
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Daniel Wurschl
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Alysia Becker
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Danielle Daly
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Joy Dewing
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Benyomin Braunstein
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Hal Nordlin
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Jack W.
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