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Arch Rock

Arch Rock is a roughly 30ft natural arch that makes for one of the most famous and heavily photographed features in Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

Arch Rock Description

Arch Rock is one of the most famous and heavily photographed destinations in Joshua Tree National Park. Arch Rock itself is a roughly 30ft natural arch located near the White Tank Campground. The hike to the arch leads visitors through a labyrinth of cool rock formations leading up to the arch itself. 

The trail once began at the White Tank Campground but the park is now asking folks to use the parking area / Twin Tanks trailhead just down the road. This trail is about 1.2mi roundtrip.

Best Time to Visit Arch Rock

The best time to visit Arch Rock is at sunrise to see the sun sweep through the arch formation. An added bonus is there are far less people out on the trail during this time of day.

Things to Note

The arch can sometimes be difficult to spot at first so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!

Arch Rock | Joshua Tree National Park, California

The Joshua Tree Film

MTJP | Joshua Tree is the culmination of nearly a month spent exploring Joshua Tree National Park. We chose Joshua Tree because of its unique landscape. Its immense boulder piles, colorful cactus fields, endless desert expanses, and one-of-a-kind Joshua trees make for a spectacular setting. This film was shot entirely in 4K.


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Will Pattiz

Co-founder of More Than Just Parks. Husband. Conservationist. Currently living in NYC.

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