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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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Short and Sweet

It was a short and sweet hike with great views. You can see hard core rock climbers climbing the huge rock formations. You can also play around and climb smaller rocks if you feel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Lake Elsinore, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It was a short and sweet hike with great views. You can see hard core rock climbers climbing the huge rock formations. You can also play around and climb smaller rocks if you feel like straying from the trail. Just make sure you always bring water with you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Oh my gosh, if you have to choose one place to visit in all of Joshua Tree, visit Hidden Valley. Beautiful, great hike, awesome rocks, kid-friendly, short hike, wonderful photos. I can't say enough. Go to Hidden Valley!! Just do it!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

An easy hike with interpretive signs, Hidden Valley tells the story of Joshua Tree from cattle rustling days to modern climbing mecca. Geographically, the Valley is very interesting, being nearly entirely closed off from the surrounding desert. A stop not to be missed.

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Mission, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This hike has some wonderful rock formations and views literally around the valley. The valley was hidden until a way was blasted through years ago. Although it is a relatively easy hike, there are some parts that could be challenging if you have difficulty with something other than a flat path. There are some step like areas and a bit... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Good little hike and very neat area. Kids will love it...the urge to climb! It was an easy trail but....there are 2 parts that were abit difficult to navigate for 1 of us who has abit of a bunged up knee....so if you walk with some minor difficulty or use a cane, just know you'll need to watch it a... More 

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The trail is rather easy by my standards, basically a walk around a valley that is hidden. The reason it is hidden that the pathway into the valley was blasted out of the rock. The pathway into the valley goes up some stairs(rocks laid out as stairs) then into a valley that has a loop you can walk around. The... More 

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San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We had not done any research before traveling to the park. The staff at the Oasis visitors' center were able to assess our group and make recommendations. While most were able bodied, a couple of folks could not do this trail. You start by walking up a small number of "stairs" rather than a path. That was difficult for accessibility... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Joshua Tree has been on my list of places to see since I was a child. Hard to explain, but my husband was just as eager after watching the educational video in the Oasis Visitors Center on Park Avenue in Joshua Tree. Easy hiking or rock climbing, you can make it as simple as you want. Hidden Valley was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

A short drive away from Palm Springs and well worth it. My wife and I drove through the park hitting as many of the stops and view points as we could. The boulders and geological features are ones you wouldn't think you would see if you judge the area by the Coachella Valley. Many areas to see that don't entail... More 

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Helena, MT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This was a short loop that was well interpreted. The park was pretty crowded but it is in California after all Sort of amazing how the area got so much drier in only about 30 years towards the early part of the last century. We really know so little about our climate and change caused by whatever The park is... More 

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