Hidden Valley Nature Trail

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Hidden Valley Nature Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Twenty-nine 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 March until October.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
124 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

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.

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3 days ago

Otherworldly! Beautiful at sunset.

5 days ago

Well maintained and marked. Moderate amount of effort is some places but most is easy. Nice views. Well worth the walk.

hiking
16 days ago

My favorite kid-friendly trail. The loop is pleasant and not too strenuous for the kids. Lots lots of rocks to be climbed along the way too and gorgeous scenery. This is one is an easy trail and must see in the natl park!

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27 days ago

Great easy hike in Joshua Tree. The park is incredible. Did some climbing on the rocks along this trail. We hiked Hidden Valley and Barker Dam in a morning. Would recommend both.

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1 month ago

another great easy trail for all levels. lots of rocks to climb if your interested in that. amazing scenery all around

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1 month ago

Fun easy hike for family

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