Hidden Valley Campground to Barker Dam Nature Trail

Joshua Tree National Park

Hidden Valley Campground to Barker Dam Nature Trail is a 7.1 kilometer 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.

Distance: 7.1 km Elevation Gain: 49 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly



nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers

no dogs

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

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!

Tue Nov 15 2016

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

Tue Jan 19 2016


Wed Jul 22 2015

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.

Mon Jan 07 2013

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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