Hidden Valley Nature Trail

 10 votes

1.0 Miles 1.7 Kilometers

 

95% 

Runnable

100%

Singletrack

112' 34 m

Ascent

-111' -34 m

Descent

4,262' 1,299 m

High

4,180' 1,274 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Unknown

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An easy loop that provides brief introductions to the fauna and flora of Joshua Tree National Park.

Javier Zambrano

Overview

Signs along the nature trail help visitors identify the park’s fauna and flora. The trail is mostly level, crossing through hard-packed sand, but it does venture through some of the valley’s interesting rock formations.
Features: Birding — Wildflowers
Dogs: No Dogs

Runner Notes

As a popular and short loop, the trail can be crowded.

Description

Take the path from the parking lot between rock walls into Hidden Valley. After climbing over and through a small gap in the rocks enclosing hidden valley, you'll reach the sandy desert floor and come to a T-junction. Pick a direction and start your journey through the hidden valley. There’s no wrong way to explore Hidden Valley.

Flora & Fauna

A remarkable variety of amphibians, reptiles and mammals call the area home in addition to desert wildflowers, cacti species, and lichens.

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