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Geology Tour Road

Joshua Tree National Park, CA
+1 760-367-5500
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Great Road to Mountain Bike

This is a great mountain bike trail, too. Beautiful view of open land and different geology. It is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
San Diego, CA
Nice and easy jeep trail

Nice trail with nice views and easy to drive. A little on the boring side though. It is good for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rita J
Jacksonville, Florida
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For four wheel drive vehicles only, this challenging road offers some sweeping panoramic views.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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+1 760-367-5500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great mountain bike trail, too. Beautiful view of open land and different geology. It is a downhill ride all the way into a valley and uphill on sometimes soft sand on this trail. Very peaceful with lots of vistas to see.

Thank mrem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice trail with nice views and easy to drive. A little on the boring side though. It is good for explaining the formation of the park. Best view is from point 16.

Thank Rita J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you have a 4WD vehicle, and it isn’t raining, I highly recommend taking this road. We didn’t pay much attention to the stops along the way, we were busy enjoying the gorgeous views! 2WD vehicles have access to the road up to the gate...More

Thank freedom212121
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a must. It gives beautiful explanation to the whole formation of the stones in the park. Worth having a good car for it. But the views from point 16. Are stunning.

Thank Ran N
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

It was a nice ride. A little hard to find the numbered posts that corresponded to the map. We went later in the day in a 4x4 jeep. I would say this as a word of caution, just because you have AWD doesn't mean you...More

2  Thank 770MCP
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I don't want to repeat what other reviewers have said. Just wanted to note that I did the drive in a Nissan Rogue 2WD. No problem at all. There was plenty of clearance and I just had to drive around a few larger rocks. The...More

1  Thank David K
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This park is unique by this place, those rocks and the trees. Wonderful weather and the views are specials. It's a must to see this park.

Thank Sylvain-Faucher
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Only suitable for 4 wheel drive vehicles, the Geology Tour Road is worth taking if you have at least a half day just for it. A bit challenging at time, it offers great views on a less travelled section of Joshua Tree National park. Pack...More

Thank ochassot
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I drove the Geology Tour Road loop (NOT Berdoo Canyon Road) in your basic off the shelf AWD/4WD 7 passenger rental car and it was absolutely fine. The first and last 5 miles at Squaw Tank are like driving with tire chains on, just bumpy....More

1  Thank mntraveler35
Reviewed 9 February 2017

4x4 is recommended, but not required. Any truck or SUV should be able to make the drive, with a little smart driving. Some sedans could make the drive. Very neat to see the various terrain and landscapes. Fun drive, very neat to see! Highly recommend,...More

1  Thank tazman1099
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