A Joshua Tree is a bizarre looking cactus-like plant that grows in isolated pockets of the Mojave Desert. A pile of them grow in one part of the Mojave that has been designated Joshua Tree National Park, not too far from Palm Springs, California. Strange and beautiful rock clusters along with the “trees” themselves make Joshua Tree a great place to visit on a motorcycle ride.
A group of us rode into Yucca Valley, the nearest town and bought some sandwiches to take into the park, so we could park the bikes and hike into the rocks for a desert picnic. The near-empty and well surfaced roads in the park have mostly 45MPH speed limits and with all the scenery, you really don’t want to cruise any faster. A strong recommendation to visit this place on a motorcycle and also a strong recommendation to bring your lunch, so you can hike a little and savor the area.