Best Easy Day Hikes Joshua Tree National Park (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)

Best Easy Day Hikes Joshua Tree National Park (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)
By Bill Cunningham, Polly Cunningham

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Product Description

20 hikes in California.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #209806 in Books
  • Brand: Falcon
  • Published on: 2010-09-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 6.90" h x .30" w x 4.20" l, .17 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 96 pages


  • Bedh: Joshua Tree

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Best Easy Day Hikes Joshua Tree National Park includes detailed maps and concise descriptions for twenty easy-to-follow hikes in a wild open space close to Los Angeles that offers cool oases, fascinating historic sites and nature trails, and spectacular views for casual hikers of all ages. From the High View Nature Trail to Silver Bell Mine, you will discover some of the best desert hiking California has to offer.
Look inside for:
• Half-hour strolls to half-day adventures
• Hikes for everyone, including families
• Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps
• Trail Finder for best hikes for birds, views, history, and mining sites
• GPS coordinates 

About the Author

Polly and Bill Cunningham are lifelong hikers and wilderness advocates. They have collaborated on several other FalconGuides, including Wild Utah, Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness, Hiking New Mexico's Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Best Easy Day Hikes Joshua Tree, Hiking California's Desert Parks, Hiking Mojave National Preserve, Hiking Joshua Tree National Park, Hiking Death Valley National Park, and Hiking Anza-Borrego Desert National Park.

Customer Reviews

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful.
5Perfect for Off Season Day Hikes
By Fritz R. Ward
For much of our life together, my wife and I have visited Joshua Tree National Park on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other off (hiking) season holidays. We take several short walks in the park, and then end the day at Desert Hot Springs soaking off the dust from a day of hiking. These days are as close to perfect as I can ask for.

Joshua Tree offers lots of short (and some not so short) hikes and you can find most of them in this little book, now in its second edition, by Polly and Bill Cunningham. The book features 20 hikes ranging from a level, wheelchair accessible, .4 mile nature trail to a 9.6 mile excursion to Lost Palms Oasis. Most of the trips though are 1-3 miles long. The desert terrain and dry air make these walks a little more rugged than you might expect, but for the most part just about anyone can explore Joshua tree outside their cars and have a great time. There are many hiking guides to Joshua Tree, but this is as good as any and better than most for those planning casual walks during a short visit. In my experience, that is by far the best way to see the park.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
4Very helpful, quick guide to Joshua Tree NP
By Steven T. Romary
Concise and to the point. Very helpful. Not a hugely detailed book, but gives you enough info o decide what hike to take, how difficult it will be and key spots, places, to look for

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Great guide very helpful
By Lincoln A. Merrihew
Great guide very helpful. Small size means it fits in a backpack. Use it in tandem with a full map of the park, which you get for free at the park entrance stations.

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