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.

16 hours ago

Just beautiful! More of a walk than a hike.

hiking
8 days ago

8 days ago

Large family friendly. We have 5 small children under 10 and really enjoy this hike. There are parts where we carry the 2 year old, but other than that the littles can do most of it and enjoy climbing.

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10 days ago

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18 days ago

What great place to hike. This hike has some good views of the rocks and I also saw a few rock climbers.

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rock climbing
2 months ago

This is more of a nature walk than a hiking trail, but it is absolutely gorgeous and unique! This valley is surrounded with massive boulders which are relatively easy to scale. If you go off the trail there are slots to explore and amazing flowers and wildlife! We saw a whip snake and a rattler, as well as all sort of flowering cacti and lizards. I highly recommend this trail, especially if you are into rock climbing and bouldering.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

amazing trail to explore

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail and fun climbing.

4 months ago

4 months ago

rock climbing
4 months ago

Awesome trail. You can walk around it or if your up for a challenge you can climb the rocks and get a phenomenal view from the top.

4 months ago

AWESOME!!! LOTS OF HIDDEN CAVES!!! MANY GREAT PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES.