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Hidden Valley

Off Park Blvd., 2 mi north of intersection with western end of Barker Dam Rd., Joshua Tree National Park, CA
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We loved this trail so much we went back a 2nd time the next day. The kids had a great time scrambling over rocks, climbing all over. We spent about 1.5 hours each time, and I'm sure we could've stayed longer if we allowed the kids to, since they wanted to just play around on the rocks and relax, rather... More

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MN
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163 reviews 163 reviews
68 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

'Enjoy this amazing National Park for at least a full day. Beauty and wildlife abound! Bring plenty of water, a hat and good sunscreen. A good camera is a must with a polarizing lens.

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Roseland, nj
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This one-mile trail took us almost 2 hours to finish, the scenery is so unique - boulder formation from millions of years ago. Wish we had a whole day there so that we can check out the skyline in sunset or sunrise. If you are into photography, you would want to spend a week here.

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Westfield, Indiana
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113 reviews 113 reviews
48 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We loved this short (1 mile ish) trail. The 4 boys in our group LOVEd the many boulders to scramble on and small caves to explore in the boulders. Our group ended up going here twice!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
75 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I absolutely love this place. There is so much to do and see. It is so unique here. This is a must see place to come if you are in the LA or San Diego area. I drove here one day alone and came back the next day because I loved it so much. There is so much to see... More

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Hollywod, Fl.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Joshua Tree State Park is a must see if you are in the Palm Springs area. We hiked two trails including Barker Dam and Hidden Valley. Both are relatively easy to walk, but no strollers and there are rocks to climb up and down on. My boys and I liked the Barker Dam better although I know most people... More

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CA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
27 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Spectacular views and a large park to explore. So many different "finds" of rock formations and sunrises and sunsets are fabulous. Not to mention drive through during late night and see a billion stars its perfect to view out here. Its just gorgeous especially when its not busy and you can be alone!

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Newport, United Kingdom
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179 reviews 179 reviews
20 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We think this is the best trail within the JT national park. The rock formations and vegetation is just amazing and fascinating. We spotted cactus wrens, ground squirrel type animals and chipmunks. No bobcats, snakes or mountain sheep unfortunately. No doubt you will enjoy this trail as much we did.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We thought it was well worth the short drive and hike in to see Hidden Valley. The park rangers recommend this as a must see.

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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291 reviews 291 reviews
94 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Super cool, best views in the park and offers a lot of amazing trails, hikes and walks! totally worth it.

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