The Hall of Horrors in Joshua Tree National Park gets its name from the handful of climbing routes to the top of the horror rock formations. There are lots of fun things to do in Joshua Tree, so hit the trails and start exploring!
Our adventure in Joshua Tree was purely devoted to getting outdoors, enjoying some sunshine and bouldering some magnificent rock formations. We stayed busy throughout the short trip and had very little downtime.
Joshua Tree National Park is a fairly small park that is jam packed with exhibits and sites to visit. We drove to each corner of the park to explored as much as possible.
We began eagerly chasing the sunset when we finished our adventure on the best off road trails in Joshua Tree. I think the Joshua trees themselves look creepy in the sunset, so that why I always thought it was called the Hall of Horrors. Guess not, but ether way we were captivated by the sunlight hitting the giant rock formations and the natural beauty of the desert.
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Hall of Horrors in Joshua Tree National Park
North and South Horror Rocks create a hallway in between. There are a large number of bolts up and down the exposed faces to anchor any rock climbing enthusiasts.
For us, we just look on in amazement and enjoy the natural beauty. We love a little bouldering and rock hopping, but haven’t attempted the art of climbing just yet. After this trip, we’re eager to learn! Wanna teach us?
Hall Of Horrors Trailhead Parking
From the West (Main) Entrance, take Park Blvd just past the Ryan campground to Loop road. The next trailhead parking lot on the left accesses the Hall of Horrors in Joshua Tree National Park.
Here is a printable park map to help guide you. The trailhead parking lot is large and also has available restrooms.
Will you climb the Hall of Horrors in Joshua Tree?