Hiking and Camping in Joshua Tree

4 Days | Hike Joshua Tree in the off season and avoid the crowds

Walking & Trekking
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Discover one of the most serene and surreal landscapes in the American West on a winter hiking and backcountry camping trip in Joshua Tree National Park where billion-year-old rocks loom above the surrounding desert, and expansive Joshua Tree “forests” blanket broad valleys. In the mornings and evenings, it feels more like a savannah than a desert, with Joshua Trees framing the horizon at the edge of the Mojave desert. Admire Joshua Tree’s must-see features like desert oases and soaring summits and gather around the well-stoked campfires at a basecamp in the heart of Joshua Tree National Park.

Trip overview

Map of Hiking And Camping In Joshua Tree including United States Of America
Start
Las Vegas, United States
Finish
Las Vegas, United States
Theme
Walking & Trekking
Destinations
United States
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 2 - Max 10
Trip code
SKXJ
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Explore Joshua Tree National Park on foot – hike some most iconic and classic treks under the watchful eye of your expert leader who knows all the best spots.
  • Soak in the sight of Joshua trees silhouetted against the break of day or climb to the top of one of the monoliths surrounding camp to greet the morning.
  • Hike to the summit of Ryan Mountain and take in stunning 360-degree summit views of granite rock piles that seem to melt into the surrounding plateau.
  • Sustained by water seeping up through fault lines, five oases can be found within Joshua Tree National Park. On this trip, you will visit two of them.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a hiking trip so a good fitness level will help you enjoying all included hikes and activities.
  • This trip involves hiking from 2 to 8 miles (3 to 13 km) per day with a total trip distance of 21+ miles (34+ km). The maximum daily elevation gain/loss is 1000 feet (305 m). Please check the trip itinerary for more details.
  • On this trip, you’ll be required to carry a daypack weighing approximately 8-12 lb / 3.5- 5.5 kg.
  • Due to limited water availability in Joshua Tree National Park, the campground does not have showers.
  • On our final day there is no accommodation included so please plan your departure accordingly, or pre-book a post-tour night.

Itinerary

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

Inclusions

Meals

4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Camping (3 nights)

Activities
  • Ryan Mountain climb
  • Teddy Bear Cholla Garden visit
  • The Lost Palms Oasis hike
  • Arch Rock hike
  • Barker Dam hike
  • The Maze hike
  • Hidden Valley hike
  • Shuttle to Las Vegas

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Important notes

Operations for this trip originate in Utah so Utah sales tax is applicable. This tax is already included in the advertised trip price.

1. Please note this trip requires a minimum number of booked customers to guarantee the departure. Your Booking Agent will advise at time of booking if the departure has met minimum numbers. If minimum numbers are not met, you will be advised no later than 30 days out from departure. We recommend arranging flights and related travel services once your departure is guaranteed. In the event that your departure is cancelled due to minimum numbers not being met, a full refund will be provided of monies paid.

2. A completed registration form is required to join these trips. You will not be confirmed for the trip until your form has been received and reviewed. We may ask for a medical release signed by your physician for medical conditions or circumstances which could possibly compromise your safety or the safety of others on this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.

3. You’ll meet your hiking guide and group at Tuscany Suites and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada the morning the trip begins. We recommend you book a pre-tour night there. Your guide will be in contact approximately 2 weeks before your trip to coordinate pick-up. You can also meet us in Joshua Tree on the morning of Day 1 at the Oasis Visitor Center. This trip will conclude at approximately 7:00 PM on the last day in Las Vegas.

4. A signed disclaimer (Acknowledgement of Risks Form) is required at the time of booking for this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.

5. To help ensure this trip is right for you, this trip is subject to additional ‘Essential Eligibility Requirements’ – see the ‘Itinerary Disclaimer’ section of the Essential Trip Information for further details.

6.This trip is operated and run by Wildland Trekking, an Intrepid company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Wildland Trekking customers and Intrepid customers.

7. A single tent is provided to all solo travellers at no extra cost.

8. Please note, showers are not available on this trip.

Essential Trip Information

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Hiking and Camping in Joshua Tree
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EUR 1.650 €