Committed to Serving Those Who Visit Joshua Tree National Park

  Joshua Tree Hikers Tips

JOSAR is a Joshua Tree National Park SAR Team comprised almost entirely of volunteers. We are one of the only National Park SAR teams that is supervised by the National Park, but run by volunteers. Our commitment to excellence is unsurpassed. To provide this level of service requires constant training, and an extraordinary commitment by our select volunteers. The efforts of these dedicated JOSAR volunteers has resulted in many lifesaving rescues. 


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  • Plan your hike. Tell someone of your plan.
  • Bring plenty of water. 2-4 Liters are recommended depending on heat and distance.
  • Stay on established trails.
  • Wear a hat, sunscreen and sturdy footwear with good traction.
  • Bring flashlight and whistle.
  • Keep your distance, and leave wildlife alone.
  • Know your limits!