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
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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