Hidden Valley Campground to Barker Dam Nature Trail

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Joshua Tree National Park

Hidden Valley Campground to Barker Dam Nature Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Twentynine Palms, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until May.

Length4.4 miElevation gain160 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyCampingHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningViewsWildflowersFeeNo dogs
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Joshua Tree National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are per vehicle or per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is per person. You can also purchase a park-specific annual pass. Please check with the park website for current rates.

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Vidya Misra
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Rock climbingNo shadeOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

Our route followed the washes into the canyon and required some difficult rock scrambling. Incredibly beautiful out there.

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Amy Elmgren
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Hiking

Somewhere between heaven and the Flintstones. Great views and rocks to scramble up. Lost the trail a couple times.

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Donna De La Torre
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Hiking

Had a very late start of the day and arrived trailhead around 2:00. Too many people so try to get there sooner but beautiful views.

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Deepesh Rai
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Alma V
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Robert Cook
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Hopity Le
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HikingNo shadeOff trail
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Renee Renee
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HikingNo shade

The first ~1 mile is on road and through campground. Everything else is really nice. Saw lots of lizards, rabbits, and a mom and baby coyote.

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B. Johnson
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Hot!

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Ed Stuerle
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Hiking

Got lost trying to find hidden valley trail. This saved track is through the campsite with some cool views

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grungegrowsup@gmail.com Rachel
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Fun hike with a beautiful body of water that reflects the cool rock formations! Just don’t try to get in the water..:it didn’t look tempting!

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Shannon Brooks
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Hiking

Very short and easy. There was no water when I went today, but it's beautiful and there are petroglyphs.

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Joseph Lomangino
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Ok

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Jimmy K.
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Walking

All around easy trail with interesting things to look at along the way. Really great place to relax and clear your head. Take your time and take in the sights.

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Linda Ramsey
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Also known as the Big Horn Dam, this is a beautiful easy trail... you have a good chance to see and photograph Desert Big Horn Sheep. It's a short hike and easy to squeeze in another hike on the same day. There was water in the damn when I we were there with a lot of birds and other wild life... spring offers spectacular desert flowers!

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Robin Bukovina
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Victoria Lange
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Tony Koenigsknecht
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lizzievigil User
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Michelle Unrot
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Lauren Wilcox
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Deanna Waugh
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Pauline Glushko
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Rob Luskey
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Alex LaFranco
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