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Joshua Tree is a village in south central San Bernadino County in the California Desert, on the northern boundary of the Joshua Tree National Park.

Not to be confused with Joshua Tree National Park, a national park bordering the town to the south.


Joshua Tree is a village in the Morongo Basin, on California State Route 62 between Yucca Valley to the west and Twentynine Palms to the east.

Joshua Tree is home to Joshua Tree National Park, with the western entrance to the park located to the south.

Aside from the park, Joshua Tree (also known simply as "JT") is an artists and musicians community, with a farmers market and art galleries.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Most visitors will arrive by car on  California State Route 62, which runs east-west through the Morongo Basin, west from the Palm Springs area and Yucca Valley, and east from Twentynine Palms and the Arizona state line.

By bus[edit]

There is a limited bus network, run by the Morongo Basin Transit Authority (MBTA). There's an hourly service to Twentynine Palms and to Yucca Valley, where it is possible to connect with Palm Springs.

By plane[edit]

The closest passenger airport is:

Further afield are:

Get around[edit]



Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center, located in Joshua Tree Village



  • Crossroads Cafe, +1 760-366-5414.
  • Joshua Tree Saloon, Highway 62 (at the corner of Hwy 62 & Park Blvd), +1 760-366-2250. F Sa 7AM-2AM, Su-Th 7AM-midnight. food, full bar, live entertainment
  • The Natural Sisters Cafe, Highway 62 (east of Park Blvd), +1 760-366-3600. Daily 7AM–7PM. Vegetarian, with some vegan options.
  • Pie for the People, Highway 62 (east of Park Blvd), +1 760-366-0400. F Sa 11AM–10PM, Su 11AM–8PM, M–Th 11AM–9PM. Pizza and salads.
  • Royal Siam Thai Restaurant, 61599 Twentynine Palms Highway, +1 760-366-2923. W–M 11:30AM–9PM. Closed July & August. Thai food. Some vegan/vegetarian dishes.
  • Sam's Indian Restaurant, 61380 Twentynine Palms Highway #13, +1 760-366-9511. F Sa 11AM–10:30PM, Su noon–8:30PM, M–Th 11AM–9PM. Indian food. Some vegetrian dishes.



Go next[edit]

  • Joshua Tree National Park, south — The large national park south of the town is home to two desert ecosystems and is a favorite for campers, hikers, and rock-climbers.
Routes through Joshua Tree
Palm SpringsYucca Valley  W  E  Twentynine Palms → Jct N S → becomes Jct N S

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