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Off Park Blvd., 2 mi north of intersection with western end of Barker Dam Rd., Joshua Tree National Park, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had half a day in Joshua Tree National Park and started here. The trail is only a mile, but the sights are incredible. We saw awesome rock formations. joshua trees, and other desert plants. You can climb on the rock formations which was a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank EaglesFan27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove this scenic one mile loop starts in the picnic area and winds among the massive boulders through this legendary rustlers’ hideout.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Peter F
Reviewed July 14, 2019

I drove through here on a nice morning drive. It had been a few years since I had been here. The rock formations were cool. There had been a ton of rain so the flowers were all blossoming. It was great. I even saw a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed July 12, 2019

Our decision to visit here on a hot summer day really paid off. The park is even more beautiful in person than in pictures. We got pics and memories to last a lifetime.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 0221Serendipity
Reviewed July 7, 2019

We walked through Hidden Valley during the third week of June mid-afternoon. Surprisingly, it wasn't too hot. There were lots of trees, some cacti, and other plant life. We also saw two rock wall climbers. I believe the loop is about a mile long. It's...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank HowieTraveler
Reviewed July 2, 2019

Great trail to hike with kids, nothing too steep, lots of photo ops, easy loop from the parking lot and back and a whole lot of desert beauty!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Moti A
Reviewed June 27, 2019 via mobile

I was not impressed, there are some mountain sceneries and boulders, like skull rock. Nice cholla cactuses garden, plenty of joshua trees. No match for real national parks like Josemite or Sequoia or any other serious national park. The air is unhealthy, too much ozone,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank RainyDay2017
Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

Driving through Joshua Tree, it feels like you are in another world. The hike through Hidden Valley was very enjoyable, spiritual almost. With the combination of the rock formations and plants, it seems like a scene in a Dr. Seuss book. Hidden Valley was a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Dlstew65
Reviewed June 11, 2019

Beautiful trail with lots of rock formations and dessert flowers. An easy trail to follow and markers along the way with information in English. Easy to do with the kids. Enjoyed the trail in the morning and at sunset. The colors and the rock formations...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Denise B
Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

We climbed the equivalent of 24 floors and 6,000 steps but it wasn’t strenuous. If adventuresome, you can climb rocks of all sizes. We mostly stayed on the path. Darrel of Desert Tours was our guide and he is very knowledgeable. Wear good shoes for...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Richard P | Reviewed this property |
Hi. They are not. No dogs are allowed more than 100 feet from roads, and are not allowed on hiking trails. They cannot be left unattended for any reason, including in vehicles. They are allowed on designated campgrounds... More