Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

Skull Rock Nature Trail

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 easy, two-mile loop explain the plants of the high desert. The trail winds around interesting rock formations before crossing the road and entering into Jumbo Rocks Campground. The trail leads to Skull Rock, which is within the campground.

Directions

From the 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 Nature Trail, on the northern side of the road.