Book Now. Best season: Year-round; summers are hot. The burn was about ten years ago and there are thick Aspen groves emerging among the downed trees. From the post, the trail begins a slight ascent and quickly arrives at an intersection with the Hidden Valley Trail. Either one will work, but the National offers better views and includes the scenic drive to the top of the Guadalupe Range, which is one of three ranges that converge in the park. This trail meets with Muddy Run Trail which can be taken for 0.1 miles to reach the Hidden Valley Trail at a small wooden footbridge crossing over Muddy Run. From the Buena Vista Lookout, the National Trail begins a mild descent on a well-defined track of rock and dirt. At this most colorful season Hidden Valley is ablaze with color. Reproduction in part or whole without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. Hike another 0.8 mile to the western end of the valley and climb a short hill to a saddle and the turnaround point for the hike. To find the rock art, follow the trail that begins at the saddle and goes west on the north side of a cliff band then scrambles up to the cliff base. Follow the guide through the canyons and marvel at the stunning views and desert landscapes. From the post, the trail begins a slight ascent and quickly arrives at an intersection with the Hidden Valley Trail. Hidden Valley Trail is a 6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. Phoenix - We will meet at the Trailhead in south Phoenix and hike up Mormon Trail in the south Mountain Park preserve. Getting down to it requires another minor scramble. Hike during the afternoon when the lower part of the trail lies in the shade of the cliffs above. This video is unavailable. Trailhead GPS: N 38 31.896', W 109 31.036'. There's something for everyone in Hidden Valley. All Rights Reserved. I cannot believe that I have lived in the Valley for most of my life, and I never knew about this hiking trail right here in New Minas! The valley’s flat sandy floor is covered with grass and scattered juniper trees. Date of experience: March 2016. Hidden Valley is another treasure prized by locals for it's secluded feel without the long drive. Best trails in Hidden Valley Park, Utah 1,360 Reviews Explore the most popular trails in Hidden Valley Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you. Hidden Valley Resort has 26 slopes and trails, two Terrain Parks and nine lifts to get you on the mountain for a fun-filled day of skiing and snowboarding. Mormon Trail is a fairly busy trail much of the time. It is steep in places, but moderate in most places. This very popular Hidden Valley Loop hike quickly transports hikers from the busy road into a spectacular small valley, entirely surrounded by the classic boulders of Joshua Tree. The Hidden Valley Nature Trail is a very popular area. The Hidden Valley Park trail skirts the rim and dives into the valley that earned the park its name. Hidden Valley Trail Via Mormon Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Hidden Valley is exactly that, a wide, shallow valley that is hidden from view. Sample the best of Joshua Tree National Park on this short 1 mile nature trail loop in the heart of the park. Hike the Highland Loop Trail 2.3 mi / 500 ft gain Hidden Valley Park is a large, 480-acre regional park in southeast Reno, of which 65 acres are developed that features an extensive trail network along with equestrian grounds, a dog park, playground, and numerous other features. 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