Hike the Parks: Joshua Tree National Park: Best Day Hikes, Walks, and Sights

Scott Turner (Author)
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Experienced hiker and guidebook author and Southern California native Scott Turner has been exploring Joshua Tree National Park for years, fostering a deep knowledge of its geography and natural and human history. Here he provides distinct guidance for choosing the perfect hike to experience the unique landscape of the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts.

Attractive, all-color guidebook packed with info to help readers choose activities that meet their interests:
  • Day hikes from 1 to 10 miles, with elevation from 250 to 1500 feet
  • Distances and elevations measured in both US Standard and metric
  • Information on park campgrounds and lodges
  • Park basics: visitor centers, must-see sights and activities, permits and fees, fun facts, gateway towns, and more
  • Overview of flora and fauna and the effects of climate change in the park

Product Details

Mountaineers Books
Publish Date
October 01, 2019
4.0 X 0.5 X 6.9 inches | 0.5 pounds
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About the Author

Scott Turner is the author of Hike the Parks: Joshua Tree National Park and Hike the Parks: Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, both published by Mountaineers Books. He has also contributed over 250 trail descriptions across Southern California, the Sierra Nevada, Hawaii, Utah, Arizona, and Montana for ModernHiker.com, the West Coast's most widely read hiking website. Scott lives with his wife and son in Carlsbad, California. Visit him online at OneThousandMilesBlog.wordpress.com and on Instagram @scottturnerhikes.


The fact that the book is 4 inches by 7 inches is a plus, as you can easily slip it into a pocket or your daypack.... [Hike the Parks: Joshua Tree] is a good resource for getting out and enjoying the landscape.--Kurt Repanshek "National Parks Traveler "