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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
Phone Number: 7603675525
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The perfect place to experience Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree is one of the most amazing places in the world, and Hidden Valley is one of its gems, as there are numerous rock formations that are easy to climb around on, with no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Joshua Tree is one of the most amazing places in the world, and Hidden Valley is one of its gems, as there are numerous rock formations that are easy to climb around on, with no equipment needed.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I've never been to the desert before, so naturally when I had the opportunity to go, I didn't allow the hot, summer weather to stop me. The mile long hike through hidden valley was the perfect trail for this day. It's got gorgeous views of all the rock formations and informative placards along the way telling you about the desert... More 

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Roanoke VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Many people come to Joshua Tree for the rock climbing; for those of us with an appreciation of nature but a little less mobility, Hidden Valley is an excellent outing. You have to see it to fully understand the otherworldly sense it conveys. If you can make it up the steps at the start, the rest is relatively easy and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

It was super hot when we visited but that didn't stop us from enjoying all the different rock formations. We cut our hike short when our youngest member had to go to the bathroom so definitely use the portapotty before starting your hike.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Pretty nice area, trail is short but can be tricky, we lost the trail one moment but were lucky to find it agajn at the end, take water with you

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mid-TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The terrain, flora, and mountains on this loop trail are beyond fascinating. You will feel as if you're walking on another planet, it's that surreal. Climbing on the mountains is allowed, though a permit may be required. Really great fun in a valley that truly was hidden, deliberately by cattle rustlers.

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Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Leave your car in the car park and take the circuit walk for excellent vistas of the surrounding country. Don't forget your camera.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Joshua Tree is magical in general. You've got to give yourself a whole day if not a whole long weekend to camp inside the park. Hidden Valley is a great place to begin - especially if you've never been to the park before. It's popular for a reason. The trail is an easy but breathtaking loop. There are plenty of... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice stroll amidst & over some rock formations. We did this early in day. There is no shade & can be quite hot. Mostly a flat round trip walk, with some slight elevation gain on return loop. Good introduction to the terrain.

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Midwest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

I was very thankful that this 1-mile trail had signs, since it was 103 degrees outside and the terrain was all sand. Since it was all sand, there were footprints everywhere we looked, so it was often confusing which direction we should be walking in (until we saw the next sign). The trail leads to huge mounds of boulders and... More 

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