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Hiking Joshua Tree National Park: 38 Day and Overnight Hikes

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Hiking Joshua Tree National Park provides detailed information on thirty-eight of the best day hikes and extended backpacking trips in this desert wonderland 140 miles east of Los Angeles. The diverse landscape—shaped by strong winds, unpredictable precipitation, and climatic extremes—offers numerous opportunities for year-round exploration. With rich narratives and beautiful photographs, this guidebook provides all you need for hiking the extensive network of trails among granite rock formations, piñon and ...
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Overview

Hiking Joshua Tree National Park provides detailed information on thirty-eight of the best day hikes and extended backpacking trips in this desert wonderland 140 miles east of Los Angeles. The diverse landscape—shaped by strong winds, unpredictable precipitation, and climatic extremes—offers numerous opportunities for year-round exploration. With rich narratives and beautiful photographs, this guidebook provides all you need for hiking the extensive network of trails among granite rock formations, piñon and juniper forests, sandy washes, and the symbols of the park, the Joshua trees. For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuides® have set the standard for outdoor guidebooks. Written by top experts, each guide invites you to experience the adventure and beauty of the outdoors. Look inside to find:• Hikes suited to every ability• Accurate directions to the trailhead and detailed trail descriptions • GPS-compatible trail maps • Mile-by-mile directional cues• Difficulty ratings, average hiking times, and best hiking seasons
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762744640
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Series: Regional Hiking Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 779,016
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Polly and Bill Cunningham are lifelong hikers and wilderness advocates. They have collaborated on several other FalconGuides, including Hiking New Mexico's Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness, Hiking California's Desert Parks, Hiking Anza-Borrego State Park, Hiking Death Valley National Park, Hiking Mojave National Preserve, Wild Utah, and Wild Montana.
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Table of Contents

Arch Rock Nature Trail 0.3 mile Barker Dam 1.1 milesBlack Rock Loop 10.5 milesBoy Scout Trail/Willow Hole 12.0 miles California R & H Trail: Covington to Keys View 15.0 miles Keys View to Park Rte. 11 11.0 miles Cap Rock Nature Trail 0.4 mile Cholla Cactus Garden Nat. Tr. 0.25 mileConejo Well/Eagle Mtns 12.0 milesContact Mine 3.4 miles Cottonwood Spring/Moorten's Mill 1.0 mile Cottonwood Spring Nature Trail 1.2 milesCoxcomb Mountains 7.0 miles Crown Prince Lookout 3.0 miles Desert Queen Mine and Wash 4.0 miles Fortynine Palms Oasis 3.0 miles Golden Bee Mine 4.0 milesHexahedron Mine 8.4 miles Hidden Valley Nature Trail 1 mile High View Nature Trail 1.3 miles Indian Cove Nature Trail 0.6 mile Keys View/Inspiration Peak 1.75 miles Lost Horse Mine Loop 7.8 milesLost Palms Oasis 7.6 miles Lucky Boy Vista 2.5 miles Mastodon Peak Loop 3.0 miles Pine City 3.4 miles Pine City/Canyon 6.5 miles Pleasant Valley/El Dorado Mine 7.7 milesPorcupine Wash/Ruby Lee Mill Site 7.9 miles Monument Mountain 14.0 milesPushawalla Plateau/Canyon 10.2 miles Quail Wash 8.2 milesJ. Lang Canyon 14.2 miles Ryan Mountain 3.0 miles Sand Dunes 2.5 miles Skull Rock Nature Trail 1.7 milesSneakeye Spring 1.0 mile Wall St. Mill 2.0 miles Wonderland Wash 2.0 miles
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