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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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Roseland, nj
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

While we usually prefer finding interesting hikes off the beaten path where we see more nature and less people, Hidden Valley is one of those exceptions; despite being very busy it is spectacular enough that it still rates as a “must-do”. The trailhead for this very pleasant 1.0mi (1.6k) starts from a very large parking lot (a testament to the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Our visit to the Hidden Valley was a treat. Five adults where 2 are over 60 enjoyed the "hike" into this beautiful area.The rocks reminded me of old Western movies where you expect a shooter hiding somewhere. The walk was very easy but yet got you moving from sitting in the car. And once you are inside the valley, there... More

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