Cap Rock

Nature Trail

3D Anaglyph and Half Side-by-Side pictures first (except for illustrations); 2D Gallery and Slideshow follow.

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Cap Rock, picnic area and nature trail

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Early Morning, 2014 Jan 02

SIMILAR TO OTHER POPULAR ROCK CLIMBING AREAS in Joshua Tree National Park, the Cap Rock nature trail and picnic ground has its covey of “named” rocks and climbs. The venerable host of Cali49 website, E!, and I toured this easy interpretive walk at Cap Rock first thing in the morning on January 2, after a leg-stretching 8.4 mile jaunt at Lost Horse Mine the day before. If you wish to, please click the link for Elliot’s Interpretive Interpretation of Cap Rock Nature Trail to see his crisp Nikon photographs. If only my Fuji 3D camera had lenses this superb! And be sure to browse his other JTNP pages. He’s posted many. One of my favorites, because of its obscure locale in the Park and its catchy title is the Car Wash. Good grief! What in the name of all that is clever could cause so many 1940s and 1950s rust-buckets to end up there! Enjoy E!’s slideshow.

Top Hat Rock

Named Formations & Rock Piles at or near Cap Rock

  • Cap Rock
  • Beaver Boulder
  • John Yablonski Rock
  • Top Hat Rock
  • The Rabbit Warren
  • Stonehenge Boulders

(John Yablonski Rock is named for one of the early rock-climbers who, it seems, was a colorful character.)

Close by are:

The Love Nest

Planet X Bouldering

Ryan Campground & Headstone Rock

Cap Rock Map (Courtesy Google Earth)

2D (Click to Enlarge)


3D Anaglyph Gallery #1

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3D Anaglyph Gallery #2

Beaver Boulder and Cap Rock closeup. A short return-trip in Feb. 2015 to complete my Cap Rock 3D captures. Climbs on this little dingus include “Rurp Romp,” “Lost Lid,” “Beaver Boulder Free Route,” and “Bolt Ladder.”


 3D Half Side-by-Side Gallery

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2D Gallery


2D Slideshow

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2D/3D Bucko chewing ♦ We cross our fingers the nearby San Andreas Fault doesn’t jiggle…

(Ideal spot for lunch at Cap Rock, however. Click to Embiggen.)


Thus completes the Cap Rock Gallery…and Bucko’s escape from pancaking. Thank you for visiting Joshua Tree 3D!


Posted Oct 18, 2014

Updated 2017 Nov 10

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