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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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Nice walk in the desert

Nice stroll amidst & over some rock formations. We did this early in day. There is no shade & can be quite hot. Mostly a flat round trip walk, with some slight elevation gain on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Sarnia, Canada

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nice stroll amidst & over some rock formations. We did this early in day. There is no shade & can be quite hot. Mostly a flat round trip walk, with some slight elevation gain on return loop. Good introduction to the terrain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

I was very thankful that this 1-mile trail had signs, since it was 103 degrees outside and the terrain was all sand. Since it was all sand, there were footprints everywhere we looked, so it was often confusing which direction we should be walking in (until we saw the next sign). The trail leads to huge mounds of boulders and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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

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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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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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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Address: Address: Off Park Blvd., 2 mi north of intersection with western end of Barker Dam Rd., Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Joshua Tree National Park

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