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This route leads two miles through interesting rock formations and desert plant life.

Skull Rock Nature Trail begins on the northern side of Utah Trail across the road from Jumbo Rocks Campground. There is a marked trailhead and hikers should park along the paved road. Interpretive panels along this route explain the plants of the high desert. The trail winds around interesting rock formations before crossing the road and entering into Jumbo Rocks Campground. Within the campground is skull rock, which hikers can explore. This is an easy two-mile loop.

Directions: From Oasis Visitor Center, Drive south on Utah Trail to a fork in the road. Bear right and continue toward Sheep Pass. This will bring you to the trailhead for Skull Rock Trailhead, on the northern side of the road.

Elevation: 4,400 feet

Ending Elevation: 4,400 feet

Usage: Moderate

Difficulty: Easy

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Joshua Tree National Park, California

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