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.
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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.
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).
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.