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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The rock formation at the Joshua Tree National Park is quite different from all the other Parks we have visited in this area of the USA and one of the best way to feel that difference closely is to walk the trail of Hidden Valley . It is easy , no more than a mile long yet one can spend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This hike starts near a bathroom, and easy parking. Lots of people were sharing the trail with us when we went, and yet it was still quiet and there were plenty of spots where I could imagine I was the only person there. The wind and sun can be plentiful here. We saw people of all ages enjoying it alongside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Had a bit of a time figuring out this started in the picnic area parking lot, we originally thought is was across street at campground. Very easy stroll. Only takes 20-30 minutes depending on how many pics you take. Very unique and if you come to Joshua Tree this is a must do.

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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
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Joshua Tree National Park

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