Put on Your Climbing Shoes

Joshua Tree National Park 

a rock climber rappels down a steep face
rock climbing at Hidden Valley

NPS/Lian Law

Whether you want to push your limits and hang from a cliff face by your fingertips or just enjoy a day out with good friends, a day spent rock climbing can satisfy your desires.

With over 8,000 established routes, climbers of all skill levels can challenge themselves at Joshua Tree National Park. If ropes and harnesses aren’t your thing, countless bouldering problems and rock scrambling opportunities abound.

Get more information about rock climbing in Joshua Tree.

Enjoy the Desert Safely

Though beautiful, the desert environment can be harsh and unforgiving. Preparedness is critical for your safety.

  • Always keep an ample supply of water with you while traveling through the park, whether driving or hiking. We recommend a minimum of one gallon of water per person, per day; hikers and cyclists should carry two gallons per person, per day.
  • Avoid strenuous activity during times of extreme heat.
  • Protect yourself from the sun by wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
Remember, your safety is your responsibility.

Last updated: April 27, 2015