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Address: Off Park Blvd., 2 mi north of intersection with western end of Barker Dam Rd., Joshua Tree National Park, CA

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Good place to get a feel of this Park

The rock formation at the Joshua Tree National Park is quite different from all the other Parks we have visited in this area of the USA and one of the best way to feel that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The rock formation at the Joshua Tree National Park is quite different from all the other Parks we have visited in this area of the USA and one of the best way to feel that difference closely is to walk the trail of Hidden Valley . It is easy , no more than a mile long yet one can spend... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This hike starts near a bathroom, and easy parking. Lots of people were sharing the trail with us when we went, and yet it was still quiet and there were plenty of spots where I could imagine I was the only person there. The wind and sun can be plentiful here. We saw people of all ages enjoying it alongside... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Had a bit of a time figuring out this started in the picnic area parking lot, we originally thought is was across street at campground. Very easy stroll. Only takes 20-30 minutes depending on how many pics you take. Very unique and if you come to Joshua Tree this is a must do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The valley is completely hidden by the rock formations by all sides, leaving this cool mile around rim valley. Lots of cool sights and easy stroll.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Nature Loop Trail in the Hidden Valley is about a mile long and is a easy hike. It provided several views of beautifully stacked rock formations along with numerous types of plants, including Joshua trees, pines, several types of cacti (many blooming in April), and other unique desert plants. Some of the rock formations can be easily scaled without... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We just returned from here yesterday. I was truly gob smacked by the Yucca trees and landscape, which looks like a scene from Jurassic park. Spring break wasn't busy at all and the kids mostly loved the bouldering on the granite boulders. There was lots of grip for everyone to push their limits. My 6 year old says "I Loved... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The microclimate of the hidden valley makes it a truly unique place to visit: the Joshua trees of the desert mingle with the fir trees that remain from an earlier ecosystem. Only a mile walk in total, we saw lizards, butterflies, a hummingbird and various other birds and insects. The plant life is varied too, and the little information boards... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

What a great hike! Beautiful rock formations, flowering cacti (we were there in April, so got lucky), amazing views. I loved that you could climb pretty high up in a matter of seconds - it's that easy. Also, we had a young child with us (my youngest son is 3) and he was able to complete the whole hike. This... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A must see spot when you are in Joshua Tree, but go early or late to avoid the spoiler crowds. Take a leisurely one mile loop into the rocks. Scramble up a on a few formations to get a better vista and over into hidden valleys and through openings and crevices and a beautiful world awaits you. Look closer for... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My wife and I did the easy walking and enjoyed the interesting views. We wore hiking shoes and hats with a wide brim. Worth a stop.

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