Joshua Tree Small-Group Tour & Hike


Meet your guide for a small-group tour of Joshua Tree National Park.


Custom Dates Between March – November

Trip Length

6-8 Hours


Level 2

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Group Size

Up to 10 People

For larger groups, contact us.

$279 Per Person


Join our small group tour and hike in Joshua Tree National Park, where the rugged landscapes and iconic Joshua Trees create an immersive experience for every adventurer.

  • Round trip transportation from Palm Springs.
  • Private, medically-trained, naturalist guide
  • Snacks and water refills
  • Park Entry


Not Included
  • Gratuity for Your Guide
  • Lunch (please bring a lunch) 



Your day will include a drive through the park on your way to the trailhead, as massive boulder formations and twisted Joshua trees begin to appear. Your guide will lead you on a day of hiking tailored to the needs of your group. You’ll hear about resilient desert plants and keep your eyes peeled for animal tracks. Your hikes may include a visit to an abandoned mine, a scramble to the top of a boulder formation, or a scenic vista from which you can see for miles.

Expert Guides

Delve into the fascinating natural wonders of Joshua Tree with insights from our knowledgeable guides. Learn about the park’s distinctive flora, fauna, and geological features as you explore together, fostering a sense of shared discovery.

Our guides are not only experts but also passionate about creating a memorable group experience. From sharing stories about the park’s history to pointing out hidden gems along the trail, they contribute to an engaging and enjoyable journey.

Comfortable Transportation

Leave the logistics to us as we provide comfortable transportation, ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable excursion. Focus on the stunning landscapes and camaraderie with your fellow adventurers while we take care of the details.

Intimate Group Size

For an authentic and personalized experience, our small-group tours are limited to 8 guests. If we fall below the minimum spots booked, registrants can opt for a private tour or receive a full refund—offering flexibility for your adventure plans.

Convenient Pick-Ups

We can pick up from any hotel within 30 minutes of Palm Springs. Staying outside this area? No problem! You can meet us in town and hop into the van from there!

Experience Level

To make the most of your adventure, we recommend that participants can comfortably walk 4-6 miles throughout the day with moderate elevation changes.

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Trip FAQ’s

What will we see?

Your group will have a personalized and in depth experience in Joshua Tree National Park. Throughout the day your guide will share with you the history of the Serrano, Chemehuevi, and Cahuilla peoples as well as the settler stories of gold mining. You’ll also get an in depth understanding of the unique ecosystem Joshua Tree has to offer from its two very different deserts that cohabit the area.  Your day may include a few stops such as the Cholla Cactus Garden, Skull Rock, or the site of an old mine along Wall street.  Alternatively, your group may choose to do a longer hike such as the Fortynine Palms Oasis winding you up into the granite boulders of Joshua Tree to a hidden Oasis within Joshua Tree.

When will we be picked up?

Pick ups begin at the designated start time listed when you booked your trip. Your stop may be anytime within a half hour from that time. Your guide will message you about a day in advance to confirm more precise timing, which is based on the number of folks in the group and their pick up locations.

Can we adjust the start time or trip length?

We will stick to our pickup time and trip length for our small-group tours. For a fully customized trip, we recommend considering our private tour options.

What do we do for lunch?

We suggest that you pack a lunch and snacks throughout the day. Most trips also include a stop around lunchtime where you can purchase a grab-and-go option.

What should I bring?

Reusable water bottle, sunscreen, day pack, layers to adjust to changing temperatures, camera, gratuity for your guide

Are there age requirements?

They say age is just a number and we (mostly) agree! However, group dynamic considerations, we do have a minimum age of 8 on our small group departures. But there’s no maximum!

If you have someone under 8 in your group, we can accommodate all ages on a private adventure, so let’s talk!

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