Hiking in Joshua Tree and Death Valley

5 Days | Take a walk on the wild side in Death Valley and Joshua Tree.

4.8 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
Walking & Trekking
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Hike some of North America’s most iconic National Parks on a five-day adventure which travels from the bright lights of Los Angeles to Joshua Tree and Death Valley and on to the Badwater Basin. On this trip you’ll venture to Skull Rock, hike through a wonderland of desert landscapes deep in Joshua Tree National Park and discover one of the best views in the whole of Death Valley. Add a booming dune or two in Mojave National Preserve, and it's nothing but aces to Las Vegas. This tour delivers a breath of fresh air and some of the most dramatic scenery in the country.

Trip overview

Map of Hiking In Joshua Tree And Death Valley including United States Of America
Los Angeles, United States
Las Vegas, United States
Walking & Trekking
United States
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Explore Joshua Tree and Death Valley National Parks on foot – hike some most iconic and classic treks under a watchful eye of our expert guides.
  • On the Willow Hole trail you'll discover your own rocky wonderland at the aptly named Wonderland of Rocks.
  • Hike to the famous booming dunes on the Kelso Dune Trail in Mojave National Preserve.
  • Badwater Basin is the lowest point in North America. Join your guide as they take you around and explain how this magnificent place came into being.
  • Golden Canyon Trail in Death Valley offers some of the best views of the National Park. Hike to Zabriskie point for unforgettable photo opportunities.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a walking trip so a good fitness level will help you enjoying all included walks and activities.
  • This trip starts early in the morning on Day 1. If you need to arrive the day before, we can book extra accommodation for you (subject to availability).
  • This trip involves driving. On Day 4 we will drive from Joshua Tree to Mojave National Preserve and further on to Death Valley. It my take up to 5 hours in the van.
  • Death Valley has really hot days so please make sure you prepare adequately for hiking there. Please read our packing list carefully.


Map of Hiking In Joshua Tree And Death Valley including United States Of America



4 breakfasts, 3 lunches


Private vehicle


Hotel (4 nights)

  • Joshua Tree - Skull Rock hike
  • Joshua Tree - Willow Hole Trail hike
  • Mojave National Preserve - Kelso Dunes hike
  • Death Valley NP - Badwater Basin walk
  • Death Valley NP - Golden Canyon hike & Zabriskie point
  • Red Rock Canyon State Park - Ice Box hike

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 9am followed by a drive to Joshua Tree National Park. Please see the Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.
2. On the final day you are expected to arrive in Las Vegas around 5pm and dropped off at the Finishing Point hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information.
3. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Essential Trip Information

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4.8 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
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CYNTHIA · Traveled March 2023
Intrepid did a great job of planning, organizing and providing information for hiking through Joshua Tree and Death Valley. The accommodations were great, especially in Death Valley, where it was a little rustic and remote and relaxing. I felt taken care of and relaxed as everything was organized and explained. I would highly recommend this tour.
Review submitted 08 Apr 2023

Jenny · Traveled February 2023
February was a fantastic time to hike in Joshua Tree and Death Valley. Jay was a great tour guide and organized an engaging itinerary that matched the hiking abilities of the group, taking us to beautiful viewpoints along the way. A truly relaxing, enjoyable, and scenic break. Highly recommend!
Review submitted 20 Feb 2023

Lisa · Traveled November 2022
Had a great trip with our tour guide Jay. We had a wonderful experience seeing 2 awesome national parks and a national conservation area. Highly recommend this itinerary and tour.
Review submitted 21 Nov 2022

Denise · Traveled November 2022
We just came back from a hiking trip to Joshua Tree and Death Valley and it was a wonderful trip. Our guide Jay was very knowledgeable and made the trip fun. I would not hesitate to have him as a guide again. I highly recommend this trip.
Review submitted 22 Nov 2022

Nicole · Traveled April 2022
This trip was fantastic and truly an experience if you love hiking and exploring the outdoors. The 3 star fitness rating is accurate, some hikes are more challenging than others. We packed in so many different excursions and hikes each day that I really felt I got the complete experience in both Joshua Tree and Death Valley.
Review submitted 07 Apr 2022
Hiking in Joshua Tree and Death Valley
CHF  2,270