Boy Scout Trail, Photo Gallery, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Boy Scout Trail

Joshua Tree National Park

The Boy Scout Trail spans an 8 mile transition zone between the high Mojave and low Mojave Desert, showcasing a wide range of plants, cacti, trees and terrain along its path. The southern portion travels through an archetypal Joshua Tree forest, then edges higher into the lower reaches of a pinyon-juniper ecosystem. Moving north, the trail drops into a rugged canyon and emerges in a bajada rife with diverse brush and succulents from the low Mojave and Sonoran deserts. Hikers will see how subtle elevation changes bring forth new plant compositions along each mile of trail.

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