Full Day Hike in Joshua Tree National Park

7 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 8
Mobile ticket


I am a 20 year resident of the Mojave Desert and log 200 miles annually on foot within Joshua Tree National Park. Over the years and miles I've cultivated an awareness of landscape, ecological systems, and local culture that when contextualized by the trail becomes a narrative experience I'm eager to share.
I landed in Joshua Tree after dropping out of college in 2001. Back then you arrived by chance or a friend of a friend said you had to check out the rocks, feel the energy, and camp under the stars.
I fell in with the gathering characters, an assortment of dirtbag climbers, avant artists, practical new age visionaries, and entrepreneurs...an amalgam of identities that would go on to create the image of the High Desert that is so coveted today.
I am legally permitted to guide within Joshua Tree National Park and happy to host you. I know my stuff and I want you to know it too.


  • Daypacks
  • Bottled water - Water is provided in either re-usable 1.5 liter bottles or 2-3 liter hydration bladders.

What to expect


After working together to finalize our meetup time and location we'll begin a Full-Day Hike that will range between 6 and 9 hours. The route we hike will be customized to your interests, abilities, season, and weather on the day of. We'll focus on what is important to you or your group before you arrive so that I can design an experience that exceeds your expectations. Full-Day Hikes can be leisurely or strenuous, depending upon what the group desires, and is typically adjustable from moment to moment. Group members will be exposed to the diversity of High Desert flora, fauna, geology, and cultural history. Regular breaks will be built in for taking in the view, having some food, and discussing the unique characteristics of the area.

Stop At:

• Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All activities are conducted outside with adeqaute space for social distancing.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
June 2021

Travis was an amazing guide for my first time at Joshua Tree - I learned so much about every plant and animal imaginable! He was well prepared with extra drinks, snacks, padding for seats, trekking poles, etc. He even wrote out an itinerary for the rest of my time which I followed with great succ...

January 2023

We just did our second hike with Travis and it was as wonderful as the first! Travis is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the park, including geology, flora, fauna, and history. He's also great at gauging your skill level -- what you can do, and what's safe for him to encourage you...

Becky R
January 2023

We had three days to explore JTNP and scheduled our full day hike for the first day. It was perfect because we learned so much about the area from Travis, then used his suggestions to visit other areas on day 2 and day 3. I would definitely consider scheduling an overnight so kids could learn b...

December 2022

We spent an amazing day exploring Joshua Tree National Park with Travis and could not recommend him and Wandering Mojave more highly! We wanted to see Joshua Trees and after some initial discussion by phone Travis set up a day that took us from the Cholla Gardens in lower-elevation western end of...

October 2022

Our hiking experience with Travis was nothing short of spectacular! Travis was warm, knowledgeable, and most importantly, fun! As someone who has visited Joshua Tree frequently, this was my favorite experience to date! Travis educated us on all the various flora and fauna we saw and shared in a w...

June 2022

Travis of Wandering Mojave was quite knowledgeable about the flora and fauna, and he knows the park quite well. He took me on a multiple-hours, almost completely off-trail hike including some rock scrambling which was quite enjoyable. However, I found him to be unprofessional. He picked me up a...

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