Description

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 wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

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

Hiking

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

Climbing

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

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Hidden Valley Campground.

Desert
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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

Right after packing up our campsite, getting ready to head to SedonaMorning view from above our siteThe stars don't disappoint in Joshua TreeBoth our tents with the winter stars above Joshua Tree
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.

Shade in the afternoonMorning sunThe view from the campsite
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).

Hidden Valley CampgroundThe entrance to the Park from Twenty Nine Palms is the best!! Easy to pick up great coffee, yummy beer for your camping beverage needs.  If want to reward yourself with a cold one after concerning a climb, check out Crossroads Cafe & TavernNothing like a Desert Sunrise-always worth the early rise!Bring first aid kits!! The rocks at JTree can be unforgiving in their rough exterior- but making them easier to grip when scrambling and bouldering!
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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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.

Tent, hammock, car. Hotel quality!Camp Home all set up!canyonThe crag with bouldering routes such as The Eye are a short walk from the camp sites!
Park
Joshua Tree National Park
State
California
Country
United States
Phone Number
(760) 367-5500
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
34.017° N, 116.162° W
$10/night
Tent Only: 44 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)