• Sunrise at the Cholla Cactus Garden

    Joshua Tree

    National Park California

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  • Cottonwood Trails Closed

    Trail access remains closed to Cottonwood Spring Oasis, Lost Palms Oasis, and Mastodon Peak. More »

  • Pinto Basin Road Under Construction; Expect travel delays up to 30-minutes

    The ongoing construction project to improve Pinto Basin Road will impact travel between the northern portion of the park and the Cottonwood/I-10 area. Please plan accordingly. The project is expected to be completed in August 2014. More »

  • Deteriorating conditions of Black Rock Canyon Road

    The road leading to Black Rock campground has deep potholes, is deeply rutted, and can be difficult to negotiate, especially in large vehicles. Please drive with caution.


Important Trail Update: There is a temporary closure in effect for some Cottonwood area trails. The affected trails include Cottonwood Spring, Mastodon Peak, and Lost Palms Oasis. Trails will remain closed until further notice. For alternative trail information, click here.

Park Maps
Park map with shaded relief (636k PDF)
A map showing how to locate the park (103k PDF)
Backroad Maps
Berdoo Canyon Road (56k pdf)
Geology Tour Road (58k pdf)
Old Dale/Black Eagle Mine Roads (87k pdf)
Pinkam Canyon Road (73k pdf)
Trail Maps
49 Palms Oasis (116k PDF)
Barker Dam/Wall Street Mill (168k PDF)
Hidden Valley (162k PDF)
Lost Horse Mine/Mountain (46k PDF)
Lost Palms Oasis & Mastodon Peak (156k PDF)
Ryan Mountain (161k PDF)
Willow Hole (642k PDF)
Backcountry Trails & Registration Boards
Black Rock Canyon (640k PDF)
Cottonwood Spring (381k PDF)
Covington (433k PDF)
Geology (711k PDF)
Indian Cove (409k PDF)
Juniper Flats (693k PDF)
Keys West (456k PDF)
North Entrance (580k PDF)
Pine City (700k PDF)
Pleasant Valley (782k PDF)
Porcupine Wash (325k PDF)
Turkey Flats (409k PDF)
Twin Tanks (379k PDF)
Rock Climbing Maps
Indian Cove (326k PDF)
Hidden Valley (1.12mb PDF)
Sheep Pass (211k PDF)
Queen Valley (307k PDF)
Geology Tour (301k PDF)
Split Rock 503k PDF)
Belle/Whitetank (78k PDF)

Did You Know?

Joshua Tree Blooms

One of the most beautiful spectacles in spring is the creamy-white blossoms of Joshua trees. These white candles can be seen from February to late March. Joshua trees do not branch until after they bloom, and they don’t bloom every year. More...