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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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Joshua Tree has been on my list of places to see since I was a child. Hard to explain, but my husband was just as eager after watching the educational video in the Oasis Visitors... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Joshua Tree has been on my list of places to see since I was a child. Hard to explain, but my husband was just as eager after watching the educational video in the Oasis Visitors Center on Park Avenue in Joshua Tree. Easy hiking or rock climbing, you can make it as simple as you want. Hidden Valley was a... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A short drive away from Palm Springs and well worth it. My wife and I drove through the park hitting as many of the stops and view points as we could. The boulders and geological features are ones you wouldn't think you would see if you judge the area by the Coachella Valley. Many areas to see that don't entail... More 

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Helena, MT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This was a short loop that was well interpreted. The park was pretty crowded but it is in California after all Sort of amazing how the area got so much drier in only about 30 years towards the early part of the last century. We really know so little about our climate and change caused by whatever The park is... More 

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Valencia, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It's a beautiful valley with an easy hike and so perfect for young kids. Kids can either walk or climb rocks. There are few great spots for serious rock climbers.

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St Petersburg
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

i had not planned on this Stop but it turned out to be a great short trail. The variety of vegetation was excellent.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Actually "Hidden Valley Campground" is a misnomer as the main attraction is the "Hidden Valley Loop" hiking trail (easy, less than an hour loop trail). We've come back time and again to this wonderful place. It is without a doubt the nicest trail in all of Joshua Tree NP. Don't forget your camera and water.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a great trail where you can let your imagination go to wild thinking about what Indians, Cowboys, and Cattle Rustlers once roamed here. The rock formations are awesome along with the flora and fauna that surround them. Climbers of all ages can have fun exploring the rocks from small children to expert rock climbers. We took some beautiful... More 

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Very easy hike with lots of rock formations to view. Not good for wheelchairs. We went off season which made it nice as we did not have to share the area with many others making photography easy! Many short hikes to be found for those with children or distance limitations!

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

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

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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