On your next trip to Joshua Tree National Park, you'll find out first-hand why this place is so special. If you're coming to Joshua Tree for the first time, however, you may face some challenges. With nearly a million acres at your disposal, figuring out what to pack can be stressful if you haven't done it before. That's where we come in! Below are five products we'd recommend bringing along with you on vacation, so you can enjoy a great experience in one of America's best-loved national parks.
Pack of Variety of Shoes for all Your Adventures
It's time to pack for Joshua Tree!
You know what you need: shoes that are supportive, comfortable, and waterproof. You also want to make sure you have shoes for all kinds of terrain, so pack a pair of hiking boots and a pair of hiking sandals.
Take the time to look up what kind of terrain you'll be hitting in Joshua Tree and plan accordingly. If you're going on a multi-day trek through areas with rocky ground and cactus patches, consider bringing along a pair of sturdy hiking boots. If it's just a day trip with lots of walking around on sandy trails, then maybe your best bet is something lightweight like hiking sandals with a solid toe covering that will allow your feet to breathe. Additionally, make sure to always check the weather. Desert temperatures can vary greatly from very hot in the summer to frigid in the wintertime.
When you're not on the trail, you want something comfortable and easy to slip on. Flats, flip-flops, or even slippers will feel amazing while relaxing at your Airbnb or at a local restaurant after a long day of exploring.
Remember: Joshua Tree is one of the most unique landscapes in America—you're not going to find anything else quite like it! Take some time before your trip to research the best footwear options for your needs and environment, so that when you get there, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the view.
Joshua Tree National Park is the perfect place to get into nature and forget about the hustle and bustle of city life.
Wear moisture-wicking, quick-drying clothing that's made for hiking. Light-colored loose clothing with long sleeves can help protect you from the sun’s rays while keeping you cool and airy.
Layer your clothes so that you can shed or add layers as needed based on wind or heat conditions while out in the park. It'll help keep you comfortable while hiking and ensure no extra weight is added onto your back by bringing too many layers along with you on each trip out into nature!
The desert sun is no joke.
You've heard the warnings: "wear sunscreen," "keep hydrated," and "don't stay out too long." But what do you actually need to pack to make your stay in Joshua Tree unforgettable without getting too much sun?
The sun can be unforgiving, especially if you're hiking through its rays all day. First, make sure to pack a wide-brimmed hat that will protect your face from the sun's harmful rays and keep you cool during those hot summer days.
Protect your eyes with a pair of polarized or mirrored sunglasses—and don't forget to bring an extra pair in case they get lost or broken!
You've heard it before and we'll say it again: wear sunscreen! Make sure all exposed skin is covered with sunscreen before heading out into the park! Additionally, pack SPF chapstick—one for each handbag or backpack pocket so they're always at hand when needed most.
Try Out Our Sound Bath Enhancement Kit
Relax after a day full of hiking with a private sound bath and sound bath enhancement kit for your stay at The Sukha Life Hideaway. Whether you book a sound bath during your stay, or you just went to relax and meditate in solitude, this kit will provide you with cozy, artisan-crafted items.
The kit includes a hand-printed cotton eye pillow filled with lavender. It’s perfect for blocking out light during your sound bath. The pillow’s lavender scent also supports the restorative environment of the sound bath.
Smudge spray with kyanite crystals and palo santo will keep your space smelling fresh and clean throughout your trip. The scent of palo santo is perfect for clearing away any negative energy and creating a sacred space.
Also included is a light sand cotton blend medium-weight blanket! Use it as a blanket, pillow, or bolster during your restorative sound bath. This blanket will keep you warm when it gets chilly at night and comfort you during your sound bath experience—and it will look great in any Instagram post!
Don’t Forget Your Camera!
If you're planning a trip to Joshua Tree, you should know that it's one of those places that will leave you speechless.
The place is so beautiful and full of natural wonders that it can be hard to know where to start! You'll definitely want to pack your camera because there are desert critters and cacti to capture. Whether it's the picturesque scenery or a sunrise or sunset over the desert, you'll want to remember every moment of your stay here.
Don’t have a camera? No worries! Grab your smartphone, bring it along and use your built-in camera to take photos and videos. You can plan out some shots beforehand of the most photographed places in Joshua Tree such as skull rock, cholla cactus garden, and heart rock so that when you get there, you can easily map out your adventure.
Enjoy your Stay
Joshua Tree is a special part of the desert and deserves your utmost respect. The best way to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience is by ensuring that you are appropriately prepared and informed. We hope this list helped, but if you still aren't sure what to bring, feel free to find more information at www.nps.gov.