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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 yesterday

Wow! A short, mostly flat walk will reward you with beautiful scenery and incredible geology. There's not much room in the parking lot, so I'd advise coming on a weekday or early in the day, if possible. When we went around noon on Friday, we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hidden Valley is one of the must-do items on any visit to Joshua Tree NP. The Park itself is a fantastic place to visit in the winter, especially late winter when the longer days and the sunshine are welcome, but not too hot. The day...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank TomSulp
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked this little trail. Easy walk and it gives you an idea of why it is called Hiden Valley. You sort of experience it. Fun and interesting.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 217evelynt
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our third visit to Hidden Valley. We continue to love the secluded nature of the walk/hike (hard to call it a hike as we stop so frequently to marvel in so many things). Among the highlights of our three loops in Hidden Valley:...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank terryh659
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warning, do not bring your noisy drones here, many signs warning of fines. But we saw two fools flying drones and within half an hours rangers caught them and arrested them! Hope they get fine the maximum fees. We came during the big rain storms....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Redshirts889
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I walked the loop in 35 minutes. I went because it was a trip advisor top rated hike and it lived up to it. The map says it’s an hour plus hike but it’s much shorter. It’s worth the time. Having said that, it’s not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank L4660VDchrish
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

Nature loop is really neat. Easy to rest off trail and meditate as we did and take it all in on a cool rock. We saw all ages navigating this trail from 5 to 70. But young children or older folks may have trouble navigating...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank modernmagi
Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

It may be that we took some wrong turns — which says something about this trail — but I found it more moderate than easy. While there were some easy parts of the trail, there were also steps in the form of rocks. Some were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank HeidiD451
Reviewed 12 January 2019

It is very easy to hike and after few meters, you don't see any civilisation. Walks are easy and you can get easily off track to take fantastic pictures You can see chola trees and Joshuas trees

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank yveslouisp
Reviewed 11 January 2019

Our family spent a full day at JTNP right after Christmas. During the government shut down, the outhouses were still open. We brought our own toilet paper and trash bags and made sure we cleaned up after ourselves. We parked at the Hidden Valley picnic...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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