Skull Rock
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RobBoston80
Boston, MA1,215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Even though it can get crowded, people move and you can take a nice picture. Also, if you are thinking about jumping up to take a picture crouched in the eye, you would be the 1 millionth person to do it.
Written 10 March 2024
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IXLR842
Green Bay, WI116 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Cool geological rock formation of a skull. Easily seen from the road through Joshua Tree National Park. When you are close, there are signs. While you are there, get out and take pics, do some climbing and hiking. Popular attraction. Limited parking spots. Quick stop.
Written 7 March 2024
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allifromWI
West Bend, WI292 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The rock itself is okay. It’s more like the top half of a skull. It is a great place to climb on the rocks, though. There isn’t much parking, so go early, especially if it’s busy season.
Written 7 January 2024
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23dj
Albuquerque, NM12,116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Beautiful rock that looks like a giant skull. Surrounded by lot of other big rocks in the desert. Very famous spot in the park
Written 21 December 2023
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Matt J
Mission Viejo, CA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The Skull Rock trail hike was amazing! Last Summer over 80% of the Joshua Tree died on the August 2023 brushfire, never to come back again on the Colorado Plateau.
Written 30 October 2023
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Hans
Kwadendamme, The Netherlands2,917 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
As there are some people likely climbing up the rock, some photographers could be a little irritated because they don’t want other family on their pictures. Or just wait a little while. Like I did.
Written 8 June 2023
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TravelerCentralFLA
Clermont, FL1,379 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We saw Skull Rock on our visit to Joshua Tree NP. We did not hike the trail nearby, but we did see the interesting rock formation that looks like a skull. It is an interesting stop and it doesn't take very long to visit. It is worth a look.
Written 3 June 2023
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Gabrielle
Reno, NV2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
So cool. Definitely stop here if you’re traveling threw the park, can get pretty jammed up but worth it. My daughter loved climbing all the rocks!
Written 21 March 2023
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Ashley
Saint Paul, MN828 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Very crowded but cool rock formation. Recommend doing one of the longer loops around the stop to make it worth it. We did a one-mile loop that crossed the road and saw no one but enjoyed cool views.
Written 19 March 2023
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joaniemaria
Eldridge, IA2,441 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Worth a stop. Right along the road. It is a quick 5 minute stop to get out and see Skull Rock. It is a busy stop in Joshua Tree NP.
Written 16 March 2023
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