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Hidden Valley, Joshua Tree National Park: Address, Phone Number, Hidden Valley Reviews: 4.5/5

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hilo88
Honolulu, HI354 contributions
This was my one must do for this trip based off of the descriptions that I read in a guidebook. 100% it was worth the time and I would happily do it again.

Basically we take a trail through some boulders and on the other side you are in a valley of boulders on all sides that apparently guys hid cattle in a long time ago. It is very pretty and also, kind of surreal to be surrounded by boulders. The trail is not hard at all and my 4 year old had a lot of fun climbing on boulders and trying to explore. It is a very kid friendly hike even for younger ones.

We were there in March and it got pretty sunny so be prepared. I heard this trail is really popular and parking can be an issue.We got here at around 3pm during high visit season and there was a lot of parking.

The one thing I didn’t like was the bathroom in the parking lot area was nasty. Everything else we experienced made it a must do at Joshua Tree.
Written April 10, 2022
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BDrew
Brighton and Hove, UK179 contributions
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We drove from LA to Joshua Tree National Park for a day trip. Totally doable two hour drive - leave early to avoid traffic. The staff at the visitors centre were very helpful and helped us plan our route for the day. We entered through the Oasis Visitor centre and worked our way backwards to the Joshua Tree visitors centre... This made most sense as we were driving back in that direction to LA later that day. It also meant it wasn't as busy as most people were going the opposite direction.

We went in January and it was still beautiful sunshine, however I suspect actually easier to do some of the hiking because of the cooler weather - there was even snow on the ground in some parts so bring good footwear.

Obviously a stunning area of outstanding natural beauty... Well worth the $30 per car entrance fee (this lasts for 7 days).... Notable spots for a day trip are the Jumbo Rocks and Hidden Valley. Make it up to Keys View for the sunset ☺
Written January 5, 2020
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JamieJW
Quakertown, PA2,031 contributions
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Driving from PA to CA and drove right past the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park and had to stop. Beautiful Park with breathtaking Landscapes.

We entered the park via the Twenty one Palms entrance and drove the 26 miles through the park to the Joshua Tree entrance.

The views change constantly and the park has various places to pull off the road and explore. The rock formations are breathtaking set against the thousands of Joshua Trees that fill the park.

Joshua Tree National Park is located  in southeastern California east of Los Angeles and San Bernardino near Palm Springs. The park is named for the Joshua trees, a variety of Yucca native to the Mojave Desert. Originally declared a national monument in 1936, Joshua Tree was redesignated as a national park in 1994.  Encompassing a total of 790,636 acres. an area slightly larger than the state of Rhode Island. Straddling the border between San Bernardino County and Riverside County, the park includes parts of two deserts, each an ecosystem whose characteristics are determined primarily by elevation: the higher Mojave Desert and the lower Colorado Desert. The Little San Bernardino Mountains traverse the southwest edge of the park.

As with all other national parks here in the US, worth a stop and exploration.
Written July 22, 2020
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Jason C
Littleton, New Hampshire124 contributions
An easy loop where you see Indian petroglyphs and a man-made lake (dammed by the early cattle herders) in a "valley" that was blasted open specifically for cattle and then used by rustlers and others trying to "hideaway". Lots of opportunities to boulder and I think would keep the kids interested. Very little incline and the valley has information signs about plants and observations throughout the loop that increase interesting information along the way.
Written February 6, 2020
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black325
Prescott Valley, AZ381 contributions
I'm not much of a hiker but I thoroughly enjoyed the Hidden Valley Trail. Because it is listed in TA as the #1 spot in Joshua Tree NP it does have quite a bit of traffic and we were lucky to get a parking spot. It is a bit over 1 mile loop trail and has lots of interesting rock formations.
Written February 14, 2022
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LisaMNUSA
Minnesota724 contributions
Based on the reviews, this is a busy trail, so we got there around 8:30am in a Saturday in early march, maybe because it was windy and cold, there were plenty of parking.
The trail was easy, mostly flat. There were boulders, Joshua trees with flowers, it was a beautiful trail. We also saw rock climbers.
Written March 10, 2022
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johanekenstierna
Lund, Sweden2,461 contributions
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magic trail

most awesome place on earth🌞
Beyond beautiful
Hiking Trails and routes are so interesting and beautiful.
We did many trails in one day from morning to evening.

The Joshua Trees and other wildlife is so special here.

Sun rise and sun set is a must see

desert 🌵 beyond good
Written February 10, 2020
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WAcat28
Spokane, wa43 contributions
First stop for a hike on our Joshua Tree experience. Early in the morning, we did run into quite a few other hikers but it wasn't too crowded. Interesting markers explaining features, trail easily followed and flat. Enjoyed! Many Joshua Trees of course.
Written February 4, 2022
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DonChat35
Claremont, CA3 contributions
We entered Hidden Valley picnic area about 11 a.m. It was full, but after driving around the turn at the end of the parking lot, we found a handicap area with tables and parking. As (because one of us is limited in walking) we have a handicap hangar, and found the tables easy to get to. High rock formations behind us to the south were impressive, and we and our wee doggie had a nice time. Nearby restrooms were clean, non-smelly and fairly close. It was a good find.
Written April 16, 2021
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
The Hidden Valley was a great place. We had no problems to get at the Hidden Valley.

In the past this place was for horses.

We were lucky. The sun was still high enough, but the sun will go down within 30 minutes.

We walked first and enjoyed this Hidden Valley. Wow! We loved it.

The sun was shining on the rocks. Wow!

We finished just in time.

We had so much fun!

This is a must!
Written December 7, 2020
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