Hidden Valley Trail

HARD 35 reviews

Hidden Valley Trail is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1348 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

From the parking area, follow the trail up to the base of the Moab Rim and then ascend a series of steep switchbacks. At the top of the switchbacks, the trial heads north and enters Hidden Valley - a broad shelf between the top of the Moab Rim and Spanish Valley. Follow the trail to a low rise that separates the two halves of Hidden Valley and continue along through the northern section to a point where the trail swings to the left and goes over a low pass. At the pass, the hiker will be rewarded with a view of the large sandstone fins of the Behind the Rocks area. The trail continues down the west side of the pass for about 1/3 mile where it meets the Moab Rim four-wheel-drive trail. The hike may be extended to the Colorado River by following the Moab Rim four-wheel-drive trail to its starting point. NOTE: During the late afternoon, in the summer, this trail is largely in the shade of higher cliffs.

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22 days ago

I love this trail! The hike was soooo hot but well worth the journey to the petroglyphs. Bring lots of water and good company this time of year (June).

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22 days ago

Don't forget those petroglyphs!

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Great trail !

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1 month ago

Lightly trafficked, breathtakingly gorgeous.

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2 months ago

Lovely views. Very pleasant trail once you get over the incline.

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8 months ago

Difficult section at the beginning and end but the rest is amazing! No shade available so pick a cloudy day or late afternoon when the sun is in the west.

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8 months ago

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8 months ago

it's a hard trail. the rewards at the end is beautiful.. beautiful overlook

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11 months ago

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.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

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

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

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
- Heather

For a full review check out my blog post at: http://www.mylifestyletoyours.com/03/2016/hiking-hidden-valley/