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Nature Trail1 mile loop interpretive trail beginning in the Hidden Valley picnic area.
The Lure of Hidden ValleyNaturalist Peggy Larson calls the desert "a mosaic of miniature worlds." The desert can be a ...
The Opening of Hidden ValleyLocal lore has it that the valley was used by horse thieves to hide horses during the great horse ...
A Relict PopulationThe Mojave Desert as we know it is probably less than 10,000 years old. Before that, ...
The Pinyon PineFound mostly in the mountains of the Mojave and western Great Basin deserts, the single-leaf ...
Scrub Oaks and ChipmunksMuller's oak, Quercus cornelius-mulleri, is one of a number of oaks found in the pinyon belt of ...
Humans and the Pinyon PinesThe pinyon pine was one of the most important plants used by desert Indians. To collect the ...
Introduction of Exotic SpeciesThe high desert was once a draw for cattlemen and Hidden Valley combined lush bunch grasses ...
Mountain QuailThe mountain quail, identified by their long straight black head plumes, are found mainly in higher ...
Pinyon JaysThe seeds of many pines are winged and can be carried on the wind. The wingless pinyon seed ...
Rock Formation and RainThe large granite rocks around Hidden Valley act as giant water collectors. Rainfall runs off ...
Loopholes for LizardsThe cracks in the rocks provide homes was well as a quick getaway for lizards and snakes. You ...
Yuccas and NolinasThe thick-leaved Mojave yucca (Yucca schidigera), was not a main food source for desert ...
A Transition ZoneLooking around the Hidden Valley you can see a number of other plants species, such as the ...
ConclusionHidden Valley has long been a magnet for many species of plants and animals, as well as ...
Additional camping information
The sun gets low at Hidden Valley
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