California is often associated with beaches and greenery, but it also has thousands of miles of vast desert to explore as well. Whether you want to hike through Mojave National Preserve or just offroad, California has seemingly endless desert-scapes for you to explore. If you head to the right spots, you can find some of the desert’s hidden oddities. Consider a trip to Joshua Tree National Park for great hikes and abandoned mines all in one place. Here are some great desert adventures.