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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, Outdoors
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Ringgold, Georgia
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202 reviews 202 reviews
77 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

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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58 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Foothill Ranch, California
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203 reviews 203 reviews
118 attraction reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is a great place to take your party on a nice hike. The rock formations are great for scurrying around or pushing your skills to climb up.

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Belmar, New Jersey
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162 reviews 162 reviews
65 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is pretty much the first hike to stop at if you enter from Hwy 62. It's a nice loop around some desert brush and rocks. It's not strenuous but if you want to do some climbing on the rocks you can certainly make it a little more challenging. Perfect for younger kids to go crazy…. just watch out of... More 

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Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK
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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Didn't get chance to do all the short round trip hike as the sun was about to set after a day exploring JTNP, so we rushed in did a short section and left! What we saw was wonderful, lots of rock formations surrounded by Joshua Trees and in the distance rock climbers coming down a rock face. We managed to... More 

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Lake Elsinore, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Drove from Lake Elsinore took about 2hrs We didn't have a lot of time in park but it is amazing. We hiked hidden valley tremendous About a mile loop trail around incredible rock formations. Can be windy dress accordingly. Rock climbers on some of the ricks. Joshua tree park is known for trees, but the rocks are as big an... More 

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Sandusky, Ohio, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

unusual rock formations. great 1 mile hike at hidden valley campground exit. easy access to walk on rocks. great experience for young children also. we hope to return to see more of joshua tree natl park.

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