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Hidden Valley

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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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Keep an eye on your kids!

My girls are in their 20's, but when we hiked here they were all over the place! One has to climb every rock while the other loves a secluded spot to sunbathe. Both had a great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Springfield, OH

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Springfield, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girls are in their 20's, but when we hiked here they were all over the place! One has to climb every rock while the other loves a secluded spot to sunbathe. Both had a great time here. This is a hugely popular trail of a mile in length, but with so many nooks and hills it doesn't feel crowded... More 

1 Thank JuanPedro44
Temecula, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden Valley trail is a great beginners trail that is a must for first time Joshua tree visitors. There is optional rock scrambling throughout the trail and plenty of beautiful scenery to take in. The parking was packed when we went so you may want to start early. Picnic tables are setup near the parking lot to make for a... More 

1 Thank Steve H
Sunnyvale, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the afternoons when most people have arrived, this place gets insanely crowded and even parking a distance away can be impossible. We planned out trip to get here by 8am and were rewarded with a completely empty valley to hike and explore. Incredible rock formations and desert fauna make this such an easy and attractive hike for everyone. Get... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hidden Valley is the most popular hike site for the park. Even though it's less than a mile, it took us quite sometime to get through it. We were taking photos, walking off the path, and climbing on rocks! My girls enjoyed it, and my mom also climbed a little and totally enjoyed it. You can climb all the way... More 

2 Thank MOBR02
Long Valley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing place and also extremely popular. There is a large car park with bathrooms. The walk is fairly easy entering through a rock pass into the valley, which is totally enclosed by rock formations. The formations themselves are worth the walk. This area is also very popular with rock climbers negotiating the walls. Certainly a must-see in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

This is really hidden valley,as you can see much while you are at parking area,and best part is its easy and quick loop trail,which can be finished very fast. And you get to experience few great Rocks which you can climbs and have fun.

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

This is one of the busiest places of the park, and one of the most scenic hikes. We went in the afternoon, walked in the shadows of some of the boulders, watched the rock climbers moving up and down the sides of the boulders, and generally enjoyed the crisp, sunny desert air. Parking is fantastic and there are plenty of... More 

1 Thank kedalion1
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

This circular hike is one of the easiest hikes imaginable, yet it is full of gorgeous views and many informative signs. The boulders framing the Hidden Valley are fantastic! Hidden Valley is located near the West entrance of Joshua Tree National Parl.

Thank Ioannis D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

My friend and I recently drove to Joshua Tree National Park from San Diego earlier this month. We went on this easy 1-mile loop trail that has lots of Joshua Trees, Cacti and unique rock formations at every turn. You can see rock climbers throughout the trail and there are plenty of places to rest along the way. I recommend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

We walked the loop when visiting Joshua Tree NP in early November. This was an easy walk full of beautiful formations created by our mother nature. Really amazing and must do when in JTNP.

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