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This short, one mile, loop leads through rocky desert terrain. Interpretive signs tell visitors of the interesting history of Hidden Valley.

The Hidden Valley Trail can be accessed from Quail Springs Road by the Hidden Valley Picnic Area access road. This trail leads in a one-mile loop through desert terrain strewn with boulders and larger rock formations. There are several rock climbing and bouldering access trails that weave throughout this area so be sure to follow the main trail. Interpretive panels along the trail tell the natural and human history of the valley.

Directions: From Oasis Visitor Center, Follow Twentynine Palms Highway (62) westward to Joshua Tree. In Joshua Tree turn left on Park Boulevard, which becomes Quail Springs Road after crossing Alta Loma Drive. Follow Quail Springs Road to the picnic area access road. The mileage from Oasis Visitor Center to Hidden Valley Picnic Area is approximately 19.5 miles.

Elevation: 4,200 feet

Ending Elevation: 4,200 feet

Usage: Moderate

Difficulty: Easy

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Joshua Tree National Park, California

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