“An easy loop that provides brief introductions to the fauna and flora of Joshua Tree National Park.”
— Javier Zambrano
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
As a popular and short loop, the trail can be crowded.
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.