Visit Cholla Cactus Garden - Joshua Tree National Park
This unique garden is located off Pinto Basin Road, 12 miles south of the park’s North Entrance & 20 miles north of the Cottonwood Visitor Center.
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Thousands of fuzzy “teddy bear” cholla cactus plants blanket over 10 acres of land here at Cholla Cactus Garden.
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Cholla play a vital role in supporting the local desert wildlife here, but there’s no shade on the path, so bring plenty of water and sun protection.
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You can visit year round...just check the local weather. Summer heat can be brutal and Winter can bring cold temperatures with howling winds.
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The easy, gentle and flat 1/4 mile dirt path loops you safely around and through this garden filled with Cholla.
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Enjoy walking across the wooden bridges, but stay on the marked trails as you take heed of the signs warning about getting close to the cactus.
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These cacti don’t actually jump, but each of their spines hold tiny barbs that easily release and attach to anything they come in contact with.
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You can easily walk the trail in under 30 minutes, though you might want to give yourself a bit longer to enjoy all of the unique cactus views.
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Golden hour is often considered the best time to visit because the Cholla light up in fiery golden colors at sunrise & sunset.
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Please follow the Leave No Trace principles here to keep this place golden. The closest campgrounds with toilets & trash are Jumbo Rocks & White Tank.
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