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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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