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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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Wonderful hike in the mountains

Took a short hike for about three hours with good views and lots to see. Signage was weak for the different paths but enough to get you to and from. No facilities on hike, so be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took a short hike for about three hours with good views and lots to see. Signage was weak for the different paths but enough to get you to and from. No facilities on hike, so be prepared if you bring along any beverages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such a picturesque spot! Although we went in Dec it was still warm and we needed to take water. They do warn you of this at the visitors centre and in summer it would be crucial. It is an easy walk and very picturesque with huge boulders and Joshua trees everywhere. There were lots of people rock climbing and it... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are a ton of stunning rock formations (piles) here to both boulder, sportclimb, and scramble about on. It's a great area, very popular with all sorts of visitors. Great place for photos and because you can hike around everything and not have to climb up it all, good for all ages.

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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 

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

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Sunnyvale, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 4 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 14 December 2016 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 11 December 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 7 December 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 

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