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Skull Rock

Skull Rock is an iconic boulder located off of Park Blvd in Joshua Tree National Park that bears resemblance to a human skull.

Joshua Tree National Park

Skull Rock Description

Skull Rock is an iconic boulder in Joshua Tree National Park that bears resemblance to a human skull. This popular landmark is quite easy to access and even visible off of the main Park Boulevard. Those hoping to get an up close view of the rock can park either at the Live Oak Picnic Area or Jumbo Rocks Campground and walk less than half a mile to it.

Best Time to Visit Skull Rock

The best time to visit Skull Rock is later in the day to see and photograph the contrasting shadows sweeping across the rock.

Things to Note

There is no parking area directly next to Skull Rock less than half a mile away are Jumbo Rocks & Live Oak Picnic Area.

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Skull Rock | Joshua Tree National Park, California

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Will Pattiz

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

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