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Hidden Valley Campground
Cathedral City, California
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“Love National Parks”
Reviewed 3 March 2012

I believe the park is 500,000 acres overall so there should never be a dull or boring moment. Lots of places to hike, bike and stroll too! Enjoy the peace and quiet and the scenery. One of my favorite places to stop at least 4X a year!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights in late September, which is to say, just as the weather transitioned from absurdly hot into climbing-friendly. This meant the best sites were all taken by mid-afternoon and the campground was completely full. Basically, given the proximity to LA, if the weather is nice you need to get here early.

There seemed to be a wide variety of campsite size and quality. I'd recommend figuring out what portion of the day you're likely to be in your site and choosing one based on shade availability at that time. The campsites and generally fairly sandy, with big rocks all around. The Joshua trees themselves are ubiquitous.

The main reason to stay here is the location. In addition to the bouldering problems located right in the camp, there are numerous climbing opportunities within a couple of miles. Hidden Valley itself is just a few minutes away by car, and there are other rocks with name routes within walking distance of the camp.

(Our first night there, a rare storm system was coming through and we kept climbing up the nearby rocks to see one of the best sunsets any of us had ever witnessed. The clouds lingered all night and we were treated to an awesome sunrise as well. I don't think this is a common occurrence, but it was absolutely awesome.)

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 November 2007

We just camped there last weekend, and it was amazing. Our campsite was facing the Jushua tree forest in the open valley, when we woke up in the monring and opened the tent, we were speechless with such an amazing view in front of us.

The campground was very quiet, and there was plenty of space to each camp site so it felt very private.

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  • Stayed November 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hidden Valley Campground
Address: Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, CA 92277
Region: United States > California > Joshua Tree National Park
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Ranked #6 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Joshua Tree National Park
Number of rooms: 39
Also Known As:
Hidden Valley Campground Hotel Joshua Tree National Park

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