Hidden Valley Campground is a good option for those looking to sleep among starry skies near the center of the park on their next Joshua Tree camping adventure. Just off Park Boulevard, this Joshua Tree National Park camping location offers nine campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, and pit toilets. Popular among hikers and climbers, the campground is sitatued in a beautiful desert landscape with easy trail and climbing access. Potable water is not available, so be sure to bring plenty of your own. RVs are welcome but must not exceed 25-feet in length.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
44 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Biking in this park provides some pretty jaw-dropping views, but is also restricted to vehicular roads (i.e., if a car or OHV c...Read more


Rich with breathtaking landscape that feels like a forgotten land on another planet, there are miles and miles of trails for ex...Read more

Horseback riding

Sometimes, a strikingly beautiful place is just made better by the presence of a good friend. We believe this absolutely applie...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

You KNOW those endless stretches of California desert are calling your name, and you can feel your fingers itching at the thoug...Read more


We see you, climber, explorer of boulders, scaler of mountains. While everyone else is standing, jaw agape, iPhones out, you ca...Read more

Wildlife watching

The desert is full of secrets, and one of the biggest ones is the abundance of life that finds home in the nearly 800,000 acres...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Hidden Valley Campground.

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Hipcamper Ben
Ben H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 25th, 2015

This is one of the larger campsites, and most crowded, but for good reason. If you're looking to climb classic routes without having to drive, this is the spot for you.

Night is the best time to photograph the desert, in my opinion.
Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff I.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 9th, 2015

There are some solid sites here. Definitely a little more crowded than some of the other options in the park, but the sunrise/sunsets were unbelievable, and even better with a quick climb atop the surrounding rocks.

Early mornings worth the sunrise!Sunset and beautiful skies.
Hipcamper Basak
Basak P.
didn't provide a recommendation.
February 29th, 2016

Great place to camp in Joshua Tree. You are all surrounded with rocks and boulders. There are few places you can find shade during the day also. You just need to look for it. Also, you might have rock climbers repelling down to your campsite in the morning.

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Hipcamper Whitney
Whitney F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 15th, 2016

This is a great campground. It's not too deep in the park if your coming from the main entrance so it makes it an easy drive into town in case you want to explore the quaint and quirky town of Joshua Tree.

Hipcamper Hungry
Hungry J.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 8th, 2016

I definitely have to come back here and climb one day! All of the park is gorgeous and there are tons of campsites to choose from out of the 9 campgrounds. I love that most are first-come-first serve as well. We got there at night and couldn't find a site because it was the week after Easter so we camped for free at the BLM land not too far from the park. The next day we got to the park early and started scouting for campsites.

TIP: go early and walk around the campsites to see who is leaving when.

This campsite was awesome though with a lot of privacy and lots of amazing boulders and rocks nearby to climb on. Would highly recommend!

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Hipcamper Max
Max S.
recommends this listing.
March 2nd, 2017

Nice and peaceful. Lots of boulders to climb.

Hipcamper Kristin
Kristin S.
recommends this listing.
October 4th, 2017

Bring plenty of water, especially in the warmer months. The back sites get the best sunset views, but the front sites get the morning sunshine.

Hipcamper Adam
Adam G.
recommends this listing.
January 10th, 2018

Arrive early, if you go on a weekend, but not too early.
Some times Friday Night campers are leaving as you arrive, but I've found most leave around 9-11am, don't arrive so early that bother the campgrounds while they sleep(5am-9am), you will only have to wait around until they are awake and packed up anyway.

Camp Home all set up!Tent, hammock, car. Hotel quality!Hidden Valley CampgroundThe thumbs up rock can be seen from a higher level behind the camsites!
Hipcamper Sara
Sara L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
February 20th, 2018

Great boulder hopping in the area. February is a great time to visit.

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Joshua Tree National Park
United States
Phone Number
(760) 367-5500
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34.017° N, 116.162° W
Tent Only: 44 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)