Joshua Tree Peak Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Twentynine Palms, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
The Wilderness Travel Course put on by the Sierra Club each year conducts a Joshua Tree weekend training. They focus on navigation and rock scrambling techniques on this weekend of the 10 week course. This peak is a challenging destination of the annual weekend. You will begin the hike up a gorge, then up to a flat, followed by a steep hill, another Plateau, and a tough climb to the summit. The climb has a 1380 foot elevation gain to the peak and 4 mikes total. Joshua Tree is a National Park and entrance fees are required to enter the park. Established as a National Park in 1994, is named for the famous tree like cactus plant found throughout the park.