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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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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We loved this trail so much we went back a 2nd time the next day. The kids had a great time scrambling over rocks, climbing all over. We spent about 1.5 hours each time, and I'm sure we could've stayed longer if we allowed the kids to, since they wanted to just play around on the rocks and relax, rather... More

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MN
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165 reviews 165 reviews
68 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

'Enjoy this amazing National Park for at least a full day. Beauty and wildlife abound! Bring plenty of water, a hat and good sunscreen. A good camera is a must with a polarizing lens.

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Roseland, nj
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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48 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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Hollywod, Fl.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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124 reviews 124 reviews
36 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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20 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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309 reviews 309 reviews
103 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
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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444 attraction reviews
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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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