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Cholla Cactus Garden

Pinto Basin Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
+1 760-367-5500
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Enjoyed Visiting Cholla Cactus Garden in the Summer

We enjoyed seeing the cholla cactus garden at Joshua Tree National Park - this time August 2017... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fremont, California
Many, many cactus

There are many rock formations that are popping out of the earth in Joshua Tree National Park so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Susan E
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Located inside Joshua Tree National Park, this small area contains awesome man-sized cacti that grow in profusion.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Pinto Basin Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
+1 760-367-5500

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed seeing the cholla cactus garden at Joshua Tree National Park - this time August 2017. They are interesting to see. We also noted a sign about beware of swarming dehydrated bees.

Thank mini
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many rock formations that are popping out of the earth in Joshua Tree National Park so this area of cactus is different. If it's not an incredibly hot day (it was over 100 on the day we were there) there's a boardwalk path...More

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The cactus garden is definitely a unique feature of Joshua Tree but I wouldn't rank it as the coolest place to visit if you have limited time. There are hundreds of cacti in a condensed area far south of most of the parks attractions. Don't...More

Thank ConnorLawrence
Reviewed 30 June 2017

A small trail takes you around the area, it's an interesting stop and worth the ride down to see it.

Thank Joshua Y
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

No where. And then you've got this huge patch of cactus. Get out and walk around and look at the birds and the cactus. Pretty awesome!

Thank dznrdad
Reviewed 8 June 2017

A ranger suggested we stop here, and we're very glad we did. It's only about ten miles off the main road, but it's a nice drive, and you are rewarded with this little delight! There's a short trail to walk through the center of the...More

Thank andyhg
Reviewed 28 May 2017

On your way to Cottonwood through the Pinto Basin, right in the heart of Joshua Tree National Park, do not miss this little hidden gem, it is well worth a visit.

Thank ochassot
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Started from the south entrance with amazing rock mountain views then headed to the 15 min trail opportunity to see up close the Cholla Cactus in the center of the park. We then drove up north to see the Joshua Trees.

Thank Sofiared7
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We went to a class on JTNP and the guide said to be sure to stop here, but we almost didn't take his word for it... Please don't be so silly! We would have regretted not going. After Hidden Valley, this was my #2 favorite...More

Thank annelisetravel
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The garden is a short drive off the main road that goes from 29 Palms to Keys View and some of the other main attractions in the park, but certainly well worth the few extra minutes. The stark contrast of the cactus filed to the...More

Thank danielcG2110YO
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