Krzysztof M. on Hidden Valley Trail
The best around if you want short, strenuous hike with good elevation change and great views. Best in late afternoon or early evening when rock formations give some shade. Get up top, enjoy the view and hike back down in 1.5 hours, including 20-or so minutes up top.
this was a great hike...heart of pumper and leg burner out of the gate leading to a beautiful hike through the hidden valley full of shimmering rice grass. some great rock art panels and watchtower ruins await on a side trail. if you want, you can make it a longer hike and meet up with the Moab rim trail. start early in the summer and bring g lots of water as there is little shade in the morning. great views of Spanish Valley too
Hidden Valley combines a few of the best desert hiking items you can find, a great work out, views of the desert canyons and LaSal Mountains, petroglyphs, and even ruins. Just be sure to bring a ton of water and wear some sunscreen
For a full review check out my blog post at: http://www.mylifestyletoyours.com/03/2016/hiking-hidden-valley/
Strenuous uphill to start, but well worth the hard work to get to the top. Beautiful valleys then you drop down to connect to the Moab Rim trail. We looped back on the MR to see some different country coming back. Amazing views, great for a shutter bug such as myself.