Is it safe to visit Joshua tree alone at sunrise?

By Traveller March 1, 2019
Los Angeles

Is it safe to visit Joshua tree alone at sunrise?

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By Stephanie Traveller March 1, 2019

Hey guys I will be visiting joshua tree park early march, but I was wondering if it is safe for me to be going there as a lone female at sunrise and which entrance would be best (I will be staying in Desert springs for the night-, heard there's a lot of crime there welp, thank goodness my airbnb & host is a humanitarian ! ).

Unfortunately I can't do sunset as I have a coach to catch at 3pm back to LA.

I should have a good 4-5 hours to explore (on foot may I add!) and I'd appreciate any recommendations on what to see/ beginner trails etc. My main concern is that I don't venture too far out and get run up on by a cougar or a rattlesnake!

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Wild life should be your most important concern at that time. If you were my daughter, I would tell you don’t go. But the photos at sunrise are worth the risk :-)
J
Local March 1, 2019
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I have certainly never heard that Joshua Tree is unsafe. I can not help with trails or entrances, but you should be okay.
M
Local March 1, 2019
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