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Hidden Valley - Barker Dam Connector Trail

 3.0 (3)

1.1 Miles 1.7 Kilometers


100%

Runnable

69' 21 m

Ascent

-6' -2 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

4,266' 1,300 m

High

4,203' 1,281 m

Low

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

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This gentle trail might make for a good early morning or later evening jog, but sun exposure and the prevalence of many other visitors might make a midday outing slower than anticipated.

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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