Hidden Valley

a man walks on a cleared off walkway in a snowy field
Hidden Valley in Winter

NPS Photo / Kim Grossman

Quick Facts

Picnic Shelter/Pavilion, Picnic Table, Restroom

Hidden Valley is a premier place to relax in the park!

It has many picnic areas to enjoy a group meal, paint a picturesque scene, or read a good book. A short, accessible trail (.5 miles) winds visitors along a gently flowing stream. Interpretive signs along the trail teach visitors of the historic uses of this area.

During the summer, many families and school groups will visit the ‘Junior Ranger Headquarters’ in Hidden Valley to learn about the park with a ranger.

Picnic Tables: 4 tables in pavilion, scattered tables on hillside
Fire Grates: 0
Use of Portable Grills*: Yes  

* The use of disposable or portable charcoal grills, wood fuel camp stoves, and gas grills is allowed for food preparation as adjuncts to fire grates provided by the park in auto campgrounds and picnic areas. Where portable grills are allowed, the used charcoal and ash must be completely extinguished and disposed of in trash receptacle.

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Last updated: October 15, 2020