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Hidden Valley Trail in Joshua Tree National Park

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Hidden Valley Trail in Joshua Tree National Park

The Hidden Valley Trail in Joshua Tree National Park is an easy hike that passes through amazing boulder formations and is a terrific trail for both kids and adults alike.  For those that are staying at the Hidden Valley Campground, it’s just a short walk.  But even if you are not camping nearby, this hike is right off the main park road, and it’s very likely that you’ll be passing by as you tour the park.

The Hidden Valley Trail is an easy hike that includes the park’s famous Joshua Trees that are nestled in a protected landscape that provides a viewing area like none other in the park.  It’s very accessible to the road, so you can expect it to be busy, but it’s very much worth it and there is plenty of room to spread out.

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8 Best Day Hikes in Joshua Tree National Park

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8 Best Day Hikes in Joshua Tree National Park

There are plenty of phenomenal choices when trying to select the best hikes in Joshua Tree National Park.  Though this park is well known for its world-class rock climbing, the park’s hiking trails are also amazing.  If you live in southern California, it’s likely that you’re only a few hours from this outdoor wonderland.  Even if you can only spare a day, we’re certain you’ll enjoy any of the hikes we have selected in this guide.

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Is the “National Park Effect” Real?

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Is the “National Park Effect” Real?

When a national monument gains “national park” status, are they guaranteed to receive an immediate boost in attendance in the following years?

Is there such thing as a “National Park Effect?”

What will happen with attendance at the nation's newest National Parks in the next few years?

We attempt to answer the question.

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Cholla Cactus Garden in Joshua Tree National Park

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Cholla Cactus Garden in Joshua Tree National Park

The Cholla Cactus Garden in Joshua Tree National Park is a 10-acre stand of the unique teddybear cholla cactus.  You really have to see this place to believe it. This easy boardwalk trail is an amazing place to visit anytime of year, but it is especially impressive to see during the cholla cactus bloom (see below for details).

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Best Campgrounds in Joshua Tree National Park

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Best Campgrounds in Joshua Tree National Park

Staying in one of the Joshua Tree National Park campgrounds are one of the best parts of the park.  They are plentiful, conveniently located throughout the park and all are set in an area that contains incredible scenery.

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