Highlining and slacklining are increasingly popular activities in Joshua Tree that involve balancing and walking along a length of webbing stretched between two anchor points. For safety, highliners should wear a climbing harness leashed to the main line. To protect park resources, and especially Joshua trees, please observe the following rules:
The popularity of highlining has exploded in the past decade necessitating management actions to protect the quality of the highlining experience and of the natural environment. Adding fixed anchors and bolting require the highliner to consider the impacts of new bolts on the quality of existing highlining spans and climbing routes, natural and cultural resources, and the experience of other visitors. You will need to fill out a bolting proposal form if your potential span will be in designated wilderness or you plan to use a power drill in a non-wilderness area.
How to get a Permit
These procedures were established by the National Park Service in cooperation with the climbing and highlining community Your participation in helping to maintain a quality park experience is appreciated.
Last updated: March 23, 2023