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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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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... read more

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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It wasn't even a crowded day -- not on the weekend -- but we still had to get to almost the end of the parking lot to find a space. Interestingly, though, once we got on the trail and through the opening into the valley, it wasn't really crowded at all. There were quite a few people picnicking, and I... More 

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

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

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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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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