Skull Rock and Discovery Trail Trailheads

Scattered shrubs and a skull rock sign pointing towards large rock formations in the background.
The Skull Rock Trailhead

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Quick Facts
Joshua Tree National Park

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Located along Park Boulevard between Jumbo Rocks and Live Oak, these trailheads provide access to the Skull Rock Nature Trail and the Discovery Trail. The Skull Rock Nature Trail is a 1.7 mile loop that can be started from trailheads on either side of the road. The north side of the loop also provides access to the Discovery Trail. Both trails are dirt and rock, include stairs and steep sections, and have narrow locations.

Joshua Tree National Park

Last updated: April 29, 2021