Hidden Valley Nature Trail
ElevationAscent: 112' 34 m
Descent: -111' -34 m
High: 4,262' 1,299 m
Low: 4,180' 1,274 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“An easy loop that provides brief introductions to the fauna and flora of Joshua Tree National Park.”— Trail Master
Family Friendly Children love exploring this trail in the hopes of sighting wildlife. Short walk that's accessible to most. Short and easy enough small children can be carried if needed.
Hidden Valley's natural enclosure holds more rain than the surrounding area, creating a unique micro-habitat that brings together a wide range of plants and animals not typically found together in this section of the Park.
In 1936, desert pioneer Bill Keys blasted a notch through these walls to improve access for his cattle herds. Today this serves as Hidden Valley's main access point.
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Land Manager: NPS - Joshua Tree National Park