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Trail

1.1 mile 1.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 69' 21 m
Descent: -6' -2 m
High: 4,266' 1,300 m
Low: 4,203' 1,281 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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Visitors hoping for a longer hike as well as the opportunity to view the Barker Dam will enjoy this gentle trail.

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Family Friendly If your youngsters have energy to burn, this can be a great way to reach Barker Dam. Be aware that there's little sun protection however!

Description

Visitors who began their trip at Hidden Valley and who want to transition to stop at the scenic Barker Dam without hopping in the car can take this short and scenic connector instead.

Leaving from the northern end of the Hidden Valley Campground, the trail will be well marked. As you embark on this gentle, flat route, take in the desert scenery surrounding you. The trail crosses Barker Dam Road, so please use caution when crossing.

A slight incline will deposit you at the Barker Dam Nature Trail, and from there it is a short jaunt to the dam itself. Once you've admired the dam and are ready to return either to the trailhead or campground, simply retrace your steps.

Please be aware that like many trail in Joshua Tree, there is little in the way of sun protection, and you'll want to bring a hat, water, and ample sunscreen.

Flora & Fauna

Various cacti can be seen, and if you're lucky you may spot a bighorn sheep near Hidden Valley.

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Feb 18, 2017
Mai Tran
Jan 5, 2017
Meghan Buchanan
Jan 2, 2017
Katie Stuart
Oct 15, 2016
Luis Jacinto
Very nice to see the petroglyphs
Oct 14, 2016
Joe Ca
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