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Joshua Tree's natural wonders are accessible to everyone, not just the extreme outdoor adventurer. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the diversity of hiking and nature trails, which range from a half-mile paved nature trail (ideal for even strollers and wheelchairs) to trails of 15-plus miles requiring strenuous hiking and backcountry camping.

Serious Gear

Experienced climbers in need of backpacking or climbing equipment should step into Nomad Ventures, 61795 Twentynine Palms Hwy. (tel. 760/366-4684; www.nomadventures.com), an outfitter located next to the Joshua Tree Visitor Center. Open daily, it rents and sells climbing shoes and sells packs, harnesses, and other necessities. Joshua Tree Outfitters, 61707 Twentynine Palms Hwy. (tel. 888/366-1848 or 760/366-1848; www.joshuatreeoutfitters.com), rents camping gear and bouldering pads.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.