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Hidden Valley

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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Type: Valleys, Nature & Parks
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Type: Valleys, Nature & Parks
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Tucson, Arizona
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

We stopped at Hidden Valley to look at the monoliths but it was very congested with traffic and people. It was hard to even take a photo that didn't have vehicles or hikers in it. We preferred Cap Rock because the trail there was wheelchair accessible. We didn't try the nature trail at Hidden Valley because we didn't see it,... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Hidden Valley occurs in two halves, one located to the east side of the road and the other to the west side. The valley itself, which takes the form of a roughly circular area of desert that is encircled by a stone mountain, is what is found to the west side of the main road. WEST HALF. The west half... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful box canyon, easy hike, lots of interesting rock formations and vegetation. Markers along the way explain a lot about all aspects of the hike. A must see if you visit the park. The only drawback is that the trail is not well marked, but don't worry. It's a canyon, so its pretty hard to get lost.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is best place in Joshua Park. The rock formation is so amazing that you feel it is natural. Make sure you give enough time here.. as everyone told us it will take 20-30 minutes.. but we spent around 2hrs.

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Santa Clara, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We did the Hidden Valley hike and really liked it. My 6.5 year old loved climbing up the rocks (not really part of the trail). The trail itself is just a mile loop but you could spend an hour or two climbing rocks & boulders. It was pretty crowded and cold when we there.

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Ringgold, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Bit of western history at this site where rustlers hid their stolen herds. The walk around the valley loop that leaves from the picnic area feels longer than a mile and involves some hill climbing, over rocks, and, high step offs. Desert sand can cause missteps. The trail is not extremely well marked though the park service did set up... More 

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Enjoyed this walk. About 30 minutes or so circular walk. Plenty of information so quite interesting. Great rock formations and cactii. Really like the desert environment.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I loved this trail so much, I did it twice. Fabulous rock formations. The geology of the area will amaze you.

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

one of the nicest hike there is, a lovely place, lots of rock climbing options but you can also have a mild walk among the beautiful rocks and trees the views are delightful, and even though there are many people - we really enjoyed it visited at 3/2013

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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had trouble leaving Hidden Valley as we found beautiful spot after spot. Great pictures, beautiful landscapes, and a little exercise. Didn't see much wildlife, only a few ravens. We went on a Sunday afternoon in early December and the crowds were not bad at all. 1 mile loop, don't get lost, its kind of easy to lose track of... More 

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