On our visit to Joshua Tree National Park, we pretty much stuck to the northern end of the park. Rattlesnake Canyon was a boulder scramble that we eventually aborted, but the Covington Crest Trail was secluded and had many of the largest Joshua Trees in the park.
It was cold this morning, but it was a beautiful afternoon for this short hike at Joshua Tree National Park.
This was our first visit to Joshua Tree National Park, and we had a couple of experienced guides that introduced us to the park on these short trails.
While staying in the Desert Hot Springs area of southern California, we learned about this hike which is about an hour away. It sounded interesting, so we joined some friends and made the drive over. The hike has scrambling, ladders, a slot canyon, and a high-walled "painted" canyon. It's a fun, diverse hike.