Rock Climbing & Hiking
Are you adventurous and looking for a new hobby?
Why not try rock climbing or hiking? Both provide quite the workout and get you outside in nature.
"Explore A New Wilderness" - Mojave Monuments
"Did you know that there are three new national monuments in California? Sand to Snow, Castle Mountains and Mojave Trails National Monuments protect approximately 1.8 million acres of spectacular desert landscapes, soaring mountain peaks, fragile wildlife habitat, unique historic resources and important cultural sites. They also offer a wide variety of recreation opportunities. Explore and enjoy your new wilderness!". Learn more about the newly designated monuments in Mojave and the best hiking spots in the area at the website found below.
Mojave National Preserve
“This unique and isolated dune system rises more than 600 feet above the desert floor. A hike to the top and back takes approximately two hours. The area is closed to vehicles”.
Mojave National Preserve: Hole-in-the-Wall off Black Canyon Road, Mojave National Preserve, CA 92332"Off Black Canyon Road in Mojave National Preserve, the Hole-in-the-Wall Rings Trail is a must see! The namesake Ringbolts serve as hand holds and steps, granting passage through a couple steep and narrow sections on this 1.5-mile loop (or 0.5-mile out and back hike for those preferring to repeat the most exciting stretch of the hike). The Hole-in-the-Wall Rings Trail delivers a short fun hiking experience for park visitors”.
This interesting sight can only be found in the Mojave National Preserve.
“Within the lava field is a short trail leading to a tube formed long ago by molten lava. A ladder takes hikers down into the tube where skylights (holes in the rock ceiling) illuminate a subterranean world.” For directions see link below:
This high desert monzogranite climbing mecca is famous for its traditional-style crack, slab, and steep-face climbing. With more than 400 climbing formations and 8,000 climbing routes, Joshua Tree offers challenging climbs for all levels of climbing ability. It is truly a world-class climbing destination.
“Perfect for first-time climbers and seasoned veterans alike, Hangar 18 offers a wide variety of packages to fit your needs whether you are looking to organize a group event, get a fantastic workout, or just have a lot of fun doing something new and different.”
Rancho Cucamonga: 9004 Hyssop Dr, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 Phone: (909) 476-1438
Upland: 256 Stowell St Suite A, Upland, CA 91786 Phone: (909) 931-5991
15315 Cholame Road, Unit D Victorville, CA 92392 Phone: 760-245-3307
According to the center's website, “Our indoor rock climbing wall remains the only indoor location in the high desert to climb year round…The indoor rock wall offers a variety of climbs from easy to extremely difficult. All workouts and training sessions are customized to meet individual goals and abilities”.
6047 Park Dr Wrightwood, CA 92397 Phone: (760) 249-9991
Experience 4 ziplines and one free-fall element with gorgeous winter views of the mountains. Offered weekends only with limited availability! Free-fall rappels will get your heart racing as you leap out of¬ tree platforms! Race side-by-side on your last zip to the finish. Your adventure is enhanced by highly trained guides knowledgeable in – and passionate about! – the forest we home.