Joshua Tree National Park Tour

DurationDuration 6-8 hrs
DirectionTour Directions 1
tour Tour Stops 21


Joshua Tree is quickly becoming one of America’s most popular national parks – and for good reason. With trails ranging from simple to strenuous, easily accessible rock formations, an epic scenic overlook, and old pioneer history dotted across the open desert, there’s something for everyone. On Shaka Guide’s Joshua Tree National Park Tour you’ll experience the best this spot has to offer at 20 hand-picked stops.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the Joshua Tree National Park Tour!

• Check out the quirky and oddly shaped Joshua Trees
• Hike at Split Rock Loop Trail
• Take a selfie at Intersection Rock
• Ask questions and learn about the park’s flora at Joshua Tree Cultural Center
• Watch the sunset at Keys View


Recommended Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Interstate 10 (you’ll use the park’s southern entrance)
Time to complete: 6-8 hours

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Tour Stops

Preview Audio

Joshua Tree Tour Introduction
Bajada Nature Trail
Turn Right for the Cottonwood Visitor Center

Tour Route


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Tour FAQs

This tour has 20 stops. Check out the itinerary here for a complete list of stops and if you’re looking for more information to help plan your trip, here’s what you need to know before you go

  • Phone Car Mount and Charger *Very Important*
  • Sneakers/Hiking shoes
  • Hiking Clothes
  • Water Bottle, and extra water (1 gallon per person, per day)
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses and hat
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Snacks
  • Cash
  • Binoculars
  • Layers - it can get cold

Of course a lot of the costs will depend on what you choose to do, what you want to eat, and so on.  But here are our estimates to help you plan:

  • Park entry: $30/car
  • Lunch:  $10-15/person (Important: there are no restaurants until you get up to Twentynine Palms.)
  • Water for the group: $5
  • Snacks: $8-15 
  • Gifts/Souvenirs:  $20-50

Joshua Tree National Park is open 24/7, 365 days a year. The visitor centers have varying hours. Learn more about the park here.

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from.  If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.

No, this tour is only available starting at the south entrance. However, you can end the tour back where you began or toward the town of Joshua Tree and the northern entrance, which leads back to Palm Springs.

​​Still have questions? Send us an email at or give us a call at 1-888-250-2261.

Customer Reviews


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We used the Shaka Maui Road to Hana. It was well scripted & accurate with identifying the points of interest using satellite positioning. It provided interesting historical & located facts throughout the tour as fill-in between the points of interest. Thoroughly enjoyed it & it was worth the money spent.

Have done hawaii and Nevada tours, look forward to many more! Always fun and educational and make trips more enjoyable!

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