Joshua Tree Hiking Tour

Joshua Tree Hiking Tour

Joshua Tree Hiking Tour

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Discover the desert by hiking through Joshua Tree National Park

Explore the rock formations, canyons, mountains, and of course the unique Joshua Trees of this desert park.

Enjoy some of the best hikes in the national park, including the walk to Lost Palms Oasis and Mastodon Peak.

Hike to incredible viewpoints, including the ones from the summit of Warren Peak.

You’ll visit a natural oasis during your hike, and then stay at your own oasis each night at a historic adobe hotel.

This guided tour of Joshua Tree National Park spends six amazing days hiking some of the best trails in this fascinating desert park. Each day you’ll visit a different area, so you’ll see all the variety of landscapes and vegetation that the park has to offer.

During this hiking tour, you’ll visit the Wonderland and Cottonwood Spring Region and explore the unique features along the trail. Watch for towering yucca trees, teddy bear cholla (don’t touch!), and maybe even wild burro (donkey)! You’ll also be hiking up some mountains for some excellent panoramic views including Mastodon, Warren, and Ryan Peak.

Wherever you go on the Joshua Tree Hiking Tour, you’ll be accompanied by stunning desert landscape, bright blue skies, and flora and fauna straight out of a Dr. Seuss book. Enjoy!

Joshua Tree Hiking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Travel to Joshua Tree and Introductory Hike

You’ll meet in Palm Springs and then be shuttled to Joshua Tree National Park. You’ll begin your first hike to Fortynine Palms Oasis. You’ll have an easy climb to a lookout that will give you a great view of Twentynine Palms, which is where you’ll be staying throughout the tour.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Twentynine Palms
Distance
3 miles
Meals
Lunch, dinner

Day 2 Explore the Rock Formations in Wonderland

Begin your hike on the Boy Scout Trail as it winds through a Joshua Tree forest and offers amazing views of the San Bernardino Mountains. You’re hiking towards the Wonderland area, which is littered with enormous boulders and stone pillars. It might just feel a bit like Mars!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Twentynine Palms
Distance
8 miles
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Cottonwood Springs and Mastodon Peak Climb

Today begins at the Visitors Center where you’ll start hiking towards Cottonwood Springs. You’ll really give your legs a workout as you hike up to the top of Mastodon Peak, which is considered to be one of the best hikes in the park!

From there you’ll be heading to the Lost Palms Oasis to explore its pools and fan palms. It’s an oasis in every sense!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Twentynine Palms
Distance
9 miles, 1,300ft of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Hike the Panorama Loop

The Panorama Loop is located in the Canyon area and offers completely different landscape and vegetation for you to explore. During your hike, you’ll have the option to make the scramble to the very top of Warren Peak. It will be worth the extra effort as you’ll have panoramic views of the Little San Bernardino Mountains and Coachella Valley from the summit.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Twentynine Palms
Distance
8 miles, 1600ft of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Climb Ryan Peak and Walk to Barker Dam

You’ll explore the Mojave area of the park today as you climb Ryan Peak. You won’t have to walk the entire way, as you’ll be dropped off at 4,480 feet, and will only be climbing the final 1000 feet of ascent.

In the afternoon you’ll take an easier trail to the Barker Dam which will still reward you with some dramatic scenery.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Twentynine Palms
Distance
10 miles, 1900ft of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Return to Palm Springs and Explore Indian Canyons

This morning the shuttle will drive your group back to Palm Springs and drop you off in the foothills for a final hike. You’ll explore the gorges of Indian Canyons until the afternoon and then return to Palm Springs after lunch.

So long!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
4 miles
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Joshua Tree Hiking Tour Price and Dates

This guided hiking tour in Joshua Tree National Park is run as a fixed-departure tour where you’d be joining a group, however, custom private tours can be organized for those willing to travel with their group only (please contact us with your preferred date and the number of people in your group and we will create the itinerary just for you).

The prices below are per person, and are valid for groups of 2 and more:

StartFinishDurationPlaces LeftPrice

2023-02-27

Palm Springs, CA

6 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-03-04

Palm Springs, CA

65+
$2,989USDBook Now
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Accommodation on the Joshua Tree Hiking Tour

This tour is based on 3-star hotel accommodations. The hotel offers comfortable rustic rooms in the desert.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel when traveling with your group (please enquire about the pricing). Solo travelers may be required to pay a supplement.

29 Palms Inn in Twentynine Palms

Each rustic bungalow or cabin is unique at this Adobe style hotel. This historic hotel has been operated by the same family for five generations!

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Joshua Tree Hiking Tour?

Meals

5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 5 dinners and are included in this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 5 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Palm Springs are not included. Please note that this tour departs early on the first day, so you may want to consider arriving in Palm Springs the night prior to your tour. Contact us if you would like this night or any additional nights after the tour booked as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage is included as outlined in the itinerary. Round trip transport between Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park is included at the beginning and end of the tour.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Van shuttle
  • Park entrance fees
  • Trail maps and narratives

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights to and from Palm Springs
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Visas if required
  • Personal equipment
  • Melas, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Fees not mentioned as included
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, servers, or hotel staff if desired

Optional Extras

  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Any additional nights before or after the tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Joshua Tree Hiking Tour

How hard is the Joshua Tree Hiking Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. This tour includes daily hikes up to 10 miles per day. The terrain can be rocky and includes some steep mountain climbs. Depending on the time of year, the weather could be quite hot while you hike. Fit hikers will be able to get the most out of this tour.

Do I need to tip my tour guides?

Tipping in the United States of America is customary, but much appreciated. It is recommended to tip 10-20% for exceptional service.

Do I need a visa to travel to the United States of America?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Joshua Tree Hiking Tour?

5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 5 dinners and are included in this tour. Please note that your non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are not included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover hiking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Palm Springs to start this tour?

Fly into the Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), where you will be picked up to begin the tour.

Is the Joshua Tree Hiking Tour guided?

Yes, you will have an English-speaking guide for the duration of the tour.

Where does the Joshua Tree Hiking Tour end?

This tour ends with a drop-off at the Palm Springs International Airport (PSP).

Is the Joshua Tree Hiking Tour family-friendly?

Yes, this tour welcomes families with children that are 14 years and older. Children should be capable of completing all included hikes.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to the United States of America?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for the United States of America?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to the United States for this tour?

The best time to travel to Joshua Tree for this tour is the spring (March-May) and late fall (October-November), as summer temperatures can get very hot.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3/5. This tour includes daily hikes up to 10 miles per day. The terrain can be rocky and includes some steep mountain climbs. Depending on the time of year, the weather could be quite hot while you hike. Fit hikers will be able to get the most out of this tour.


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