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
Tent sites
44 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair 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


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Hipcamper Jens
Jens G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 4th, 2022

I will arrive in about 2 weeks on the afternoon. Of course I wanna go fastly to other places for hiking. But I would saty on the hidden valley campground for overnight. So should I come on the afternoon directly to this campground to tell there somebody, that I want to stay for overnight, but I have to drive now to other places for hiking or am I loosing like this my place, cause I don´t stay until the night? How´s that working?

Hipcamper sabrina
Sabrina C.
recommends this listing.
May 19th, 2020

minimal shade at the actual campsite, but a great location within the park! It's a little more isolated than other campsites too

Hipcamper Frederike
Frederike H.
recommends this listing.
March 27th, 2019

Very cool and friendly people around. Big spot for rock climbing. We ended up sharing a space with some people we met there!

Hipcamper Jason
Jason G.
recommends this listing.
February 10th, 2019

Highly recommend climbing moosedog tower

Hipcamper Rebecca
Rebecca L.
recommends this listing.
February 1st, 2019

It gets cold at night so bring layers and warmer sleeping bags.

Hipcamper Vincent
Vincent M.
recommends this listing.
December 29th, 2018

Bring water!

Hipcamper Kay
Kay A.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 30th, 2018

This was a wonderful campground, surrounded by boulders to climb and nooks and crannies to explore. Some campsites were secluded, some not so much. If you are there at a hot time of year you might be able to find some shade, but you probably have to decide which is more important, afternoon shade or morning shade. The nearby Hidden Valley trail is a one mile loop, a must-do with historical info and secluded but scenic. Picnic tables available in the trail parking lot also.

Hipcamper Emily
Emily D.
recommends this listing.
March 6th, 2018

Pretty perfect spot for a classic J Tree, scrambling, climbing sorta stay. Definitely best to go on weekdays to avoid crowds. The atmosphere here among neighboring campers is always incredibly friendly, everyone waves and smiles, probably just due to being overwhelmed by the beauty of this place- a perfect escape from the Bay Area (or any city for that matter).

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.

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)