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Cholla Cactus Garden

Pinto Basin Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
+1 760-367-5500
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Pretty Interesting

There are limited parking spots and a lot of people. The pathways are easy to follow. Its more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shane H
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Oceanside, California
Interesting - but not stunning

Yes it is cactus, yes it is in a national park - and if driving by it might be worth stopping. but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
THN_DK
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Denmark
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Located inside Joshua Tree National Park, this small area contains awesome man-sized cacti that grow in profusion.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“be careful” (34 reviews)
“teddy bear” (15 reviews)
“warning signs” (7 reviews)
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Pinto Basin Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
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+1 760-367-5500

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"interesting stop"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are limited parking spots and a lot of people. The pathways are easy to follow. Its more interesting reading about how dangerous these cacti can be than actually looking at them. It is cool however, just 100s and 100s of cacti spread out over...More

Thank Shane H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes it is cactus, yes it is in a national park - and if driving by it might be worth stopping. but It does IMO only qualify as "interesting" - not "worth a detour" so I would only go there if I was driving by.

Thank THN_DK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite having visited Moorten's Cactus Garden in Palm Springs, we were not prepared for this truly amazing "forest" of small, multi-branched cacti covered in what seems like a shell of white. Their colony spans a surprisingly extensive part of the desert plain. A must-see in...More

Thank wwalleigh
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cholla Cactus Garden Natural Trail is a 0.25 mi/0.4 km trail in a stand of teddybear cactus. There is a decent-sized parking lot at the trailhead. We did the trail around 2pm on a Sunday in November, and it was very crowded. The parking lot...More

Thank pingaroo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Along the road from 29 Palms to Cottonwood within the Joshua Tree National Park is a unique forest of the Cholla Cactus, AKA Jumping Cactus, AKA Teddy Bear Cactus. They usually are singular or interspersed among other cacti, but here they grow by the thousand....More

1  Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just on the side of the road you can pull off to view this cactus garden. We didn't stay very long but it is definitely neat to see.

Thank Silly995
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is named after the plants tendency to attach itself to anyone who gets close. The Chollas Cactus garden is a nice place to enjoy the beauty of these cactus and how they shine in the sun. There are many birds that make their...More

Thank firechief-JL
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the must see stops in Joshua Tree National Park. It is good to mix things up--check out the three hundred sixty degree view from the highest point in the park, at Keys View, do a couple of hikes and stop at...More

1  Thank ShifraToronto
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chollas Cactus are very beautiful. Watch them in different sun light to see their true personalities. The garden walk is short but good. Joshua Tree National Park has many unique short walks. Enjoy!

Thank klaykobowman
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This garden is just a pull out off the park road. You can walk 1/4 mile through the garden, which is almost solely Cholla cactus, which look fuzzy and cuddly, BUT of course they only look cuddly because of how the white needles shine in...More

Thank Janet R
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