Hidden Valley Nature Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Twenty-nine Palms, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.
Sample the best of Joshua Tree National Park on this short 1 mile nature trail loop in the heart of the park. If time or the fierce sun means you only have the chance for one short hike at Joshua Tree National Park, then Hidden Valley is a great choice. Encircled on all sides by the familiar golden rock outcroppings of the Joshua Tree park, Hidden Valley certainly lives up to is name. In addition to being a great sheltered location, this place is also rumored to have been well known to 19th century cattle rustlers who would hide their bovine hoards in here. The nature trail takes you on a circuitous route around some of the most prominent features of the park, including interpretive guides to the area's diversity, plant life and geology.
A one mile loop completely surrounded by a circle of incredible rock formations and outcroppings. The sign at trailhead states approximately 1 hour???? For 1 mile!!
YEP, it's because with every step there is picture perfect scenery. You go slow because there is just too much to see. Trail has rock stairs at beginning and end of trail, but interior is very easy. Take water!!! And lots of pictures
Best short hike in the park. Rock formations surrounding the valley are fantastic and the plant diversity here is amazing. Get on this trail early to beat both the crowds and the heat of the day.
Fun, short hike with lots of opportunities to boulder around.
Visited December 2015
Easy loop. More crowded than other locations.
Beautiful hike. Excellent for all ages from young kids to 80+. Climbers to watch too. Best of the short hikes in the park.
Nice easy little hike with little kids to burn off energy and climb on some boulders!
Absolutely beautiful hike. Not for anyone with difficulty walking, as there are stairs and so forth cut into the rock and might be difficult, but it is one of the most beautiful hikes on the park. A lot of people use it, so no privacy. Lots of rocks and lots of climbers, so you are likely to get a show.
Easy loop but so great. the scenery is fantastic. Our boys could not get enough of the boulders!
Beautiful short trail nestled in the fascinating rock formations.
Incredibly easy hike through some of the best scenery in the park.
Just like lots of the other short loops in Joshua Tree: easy, typical desert scenery. Lots of photo ops and chances to scramble on the rocks and boulders.
This is a great mile long loop. Easy peasy. Lots of opportunity for bouldering and photography. There is some rock climbing but I'm not familiar enough with activity to review what they are like.
Though this is a very easy hike and extremely short, it as absolutely amazing for photography. Surrounded by beautiful rock formations, tall green trees, and many Joshua trees. The temperature dropped about 10-15 degrees easily. We took the trail counter clockwise and it was awesome.
This is an easy little hike, perfect for a hot hot Joshua Tree afternoon. It's busy, but it's beautiful and really a gem in the desert. I loved the views and colors and character of this little patch of landscape a must-see in JTNP. Lots of climbing too.
This is an awesome trail. Best to go clockwise on the loop. Plenty of photographic opportunities for magnificent landscape views. There's a lot of trail at Joshua Tree, this trail tops most of them.
this is a pretty an easy hike. go early in the day to avoid crowds.
Great scenery and interesting history on an easy and well-maintained trail.