Hidden Valley Nature Trail: Around 1-mile long, the Hidden Valley Nature Trail is an easy and scenic loop route that is totally stunning.
Cholla Cactus Garden: Nestled on the side of Pinto Basin Road, the Cholla Cactus Garden is a great little stop to stretch your legs.
Skull Rock: Around a 15-minute drive from the Hidden Valley Nature Trail, Skull Rock is really easy to see whilst in Joshua Tree National Park and a spot that’s pretty cool.
Keys View: The highest point in the whole park, Keys View offers 360° vistas over Palm Springs, Coachella Valley, and Salton Sea. On a clear and crisp day, you can even see the mountain peaks of Mexico.
Barker Dam: While Barker Dam is just a short 1.3-mile loop trail, it’s the kind of hike that’s small but mighty! In my opinion, it’s one of the best things to do in Joshua Tree National Park and well worth it for the views.
Ryan Mountain: Yes, the hike to the top is relatively challenging, around 3-hours to fully complete, but you’ll realise how worthwhile it is as soon as you join.
Hall of Horrors: The Hall of Horrors might sound terrifying, but it’s not quite as bad as it sounds; trust me.
Geology Tour Road: First up, the Geology Tour Road is best accessed with a four-wheel drive. This means you shouldn’t attempt the drive without being on a guided tour if you’re unsure.
Cottonwood Spring Oasis: While many of the old settlers in the area were cattle herders, there were also some miners and prospectors that got attracted to the region.
Arch Rock: Arch Rock is easily one of the best things to do in Joshua Tree National Park if you want to see some epic rock formations. It is one of the most iconic rock formations in the park and well worth a gander.