Joshua Tree peak 4477 is about 3.9 miles long and located near Panorama Heights, California. The trail is great for rock climbing and normally takes a full day.
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.
Do not attempt this peak without experience and proper training. This is class 3 climbing!
Wear a helmet.
Bring lots of water, even on cold days.
Be very cautious, lot of very dangerous cactus,Silver Cholla and Teddy Bear Cholla. The spines will go right through your boots.
Strongly recommend good, 3/4 shank, leather boots.