Lower temperatures make this a great Southern California weekend trip, very close to Palm Springs.
Joshua Trees only bloom every few years. Hiking during a spring super bloom is the best way to see them flower.
Hiking at the Cholla Garden is one of the best things to do in Joshua Tree National Park.
Enjoying the super bloom is a bonus.
Pack a picnic and head just past Palm Springs, an easy day trip to the blooming desert. The super bloom lasts nearly a month, so there is plenty of time.