Cholla cactus are found throughout the deserts in the American southwest and there are many different species.
From the parking lot, it is a short, uphill walk to the overlook. As you walk up the trail, there is a lone Joshua Tree.
This trail and the Hall of Horrors trail are two of the best places in the park to photograph the Joshua Trees.
Hall of Horrors is one of the best hikes in Joshua Tree National Park. It's small, it's beautiful.
Hidden Valley is one of the most popular hikes on this list. Expect lots of people on this trail and getting a parking spot midday can be challenging.
When we did this, the basin was dry and the hike was not worth the effort, especially with so many other great hikes on this list.