Elevation: 4,200 ft
GPS: 34.016, -116.161 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 667,579 total · 2,950/month
Shared By: Mike Morley on Jun 15, 2002 · Updates
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Welcome to Hidden Valley Campground - the Camp 4 of Southern California. HVCG has a high concentration of quality routes and one could potentially spend a week in The Park without ever leaving the campground. As such, the area sees more than it's fair share of traffic. A few considerations and logistics while you're here:

  • Entrance fee (currently $20) is valid for 7 days of purchase. Camping in the Park is $10/campsite/night, and is on a first-come, first-served basis (no reservations). However, reservations may be made online for group campsites at Indian Cove, Sheep Pass, Cottonwood, and Black Rock Campgrounds through the NPS Reservation Center. More about camping....
  • Weekends are crowded during peak season! With its proximity to Los Angeles and San Diego, the Park draws more than 1 million visitors annually. Plan accordingly and have a backup plan if the campgrounds are full. There are numerous inexpensive motels in the nearby towns of Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, and 29 Palms.
  • There are no gas stations in the Park itself. There are two gas stations in the town of Joshua Tree - a Valero on the corner of Park and Hwy 62 and at a Circle K (no diesel) which is a block to the east. Yucca Valley, 6 miles west of town on Hwy 62, has many gas stations to choose from with most having lower prices than the ones in Joshua Tree.
  • There is no running water in the Park. Come prepared with a 5-gallon or more jug if planning on staying more than a day. The last place to fill up is at the West Entrance kiosk, where you'll pay 25 cents for 5 gallons.
  • Protect your food!!!
    To the campground residents, a styrofoam cooler is a call for a party...crows, jays, squirrels etc all teamed up to rip this apart and emptied it's tortillas, chocolate and shrimp etc in about a 1/2 hour... . A couple of durable plastic storage bins will make your life a lot easier and will help to keep the critters self-sufficient.
  • Cell phones reception is spotty, but good reception can be had at Key's View. There is an ***EMERGENCY ONLY*** phone located at the second bathroom in main loop of Hidden Valley Campground. The closest payphone is at Coyote Corner at the SE corner of Park Blvd and Hwy 62.


Olden days! Photo used with permission from T. Yeary

Getting There

HVCG is located 14 miles SE of the Park's West Entrance along Quail Springs Road (Park Blvd).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hidden Valley Campground

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 653
The Bong
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 649
The Eye
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 865
Toe Jam
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 136
Geronimo
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 607
Overhang Bypass
Trad 2 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 1,377
Double Cross
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 497
The Flake
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 453
Dogleg
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 364
North Overhang
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 220
Orphan
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 522
Sexy Grandma
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 228
Lower Right Ski Track
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 280
Bearded Cabbage
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 308
Hobbit Roof
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 162
Left Ski Track
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Bong Blob > Blob - N Face
 653
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
The Eye Cyclops Rock
 649
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Toe Jam Old Woman > Old Woman - E Face
 865
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Geronimo Old Woman > Old Woman - E Face
 136
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Overhang Bypass Intersection Rock
 607
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Double Cross Old Woman > Old Woman - W Face
 1,377
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Flake Intersection Rock
 497
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Dogleg Old Woman > Old Woman - W Face
 453
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
North Overhang Intersection Rock
 364
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Orphan Old Woman > Old Woman - W Face
 220
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Sexy Grandma Old Woman > Old Woman - W Face
 522
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Lower Right Ski Track Intersection Rock
 228
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Bearded Cabbage Old Woman > Old Woman - E Face
 280
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Hobbit Roof Blob > Blob - W Face
 308
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Left Ski Track Intersection Rock
 162
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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