Day trip to Joshua Tree

Started from San Diego around 9 am. It was a very cold day, so we tried to be inside the car as much as possible. Stops:

  1. Cholla Cactus garden: A very small ~0.3 mile hike with great views of the mountains and the garden
  2. Arch rock: A short but rocky hike ending at the arch rock
  3. Keys View: Great views from the top, accessible by car, pre and post sunset views were amazing
  4. Cap rock: Just off the road, can hike and climb the rock
  5. Skull rock: Another off the road rock formation

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Accessible within a couple of hours drive from San Diego and Los Angeles, Palm Springs offers great options for a day trip filled with outdoor activities.

  • Start your day at Koffi South with great coffee and baked goods options. The southern part of Palm Springs tends to be a bit less crowded than the downtown/northern part allowing for a more relaxing and socially distanced start to the day
  • Next, hike a stretch of the nearby Indian Canyon West Fork Trail located inside an Indian reservation. There is a ~$10 entry fee to get in. If the line to get in is too long, feel free to make a U-turn, and head on over to the next stop
  • Big Wheel Tours is a great bike rental shop. They have a big map of suggested bike paths, and our 3 year old loved their bike carriage. The Tahquitz Creek Loop is an easy path to complete in 2-3 hours. Pack a picnic and enjoy it in Demuth Park
  • Enjoy great ice-cream at Kreem across the street from the bike rental.

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