Hidden Valley Trail

Behind The Rocks Wilderness Study Area, Utah 84532

Distance3.0mi
Elevation Gain1,821ft
Trailhead Elevation4,585ft
Top5,284ft
Elevation Min/Max4585/5284ft
Elevation Start/End4585/4585ft

Hidden Valley Trail

Hidden Valley Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Grand County, Utah. It is within Behind The Rocks Wilderness Study Area. It is three miles long and begins at 4,585 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,821 feet. The Hidden Valley Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. There is also an information board.

Hidden Valley Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Hidden Valley’s trailhead is one of the most easily accessible around. Its proximity to Moab makes it easy to get up early in the morning, hike to Hidden Valley, and be back in town for lunch. The trail stays in the middle of the valley, but you can walk to the east edge for excellent views of the Moab Valley.

Although the area is hidden, you’ll likely encounter other hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers, especially in the long open valley. At the far end of the valley, the trail ends at a 4WD road that extends into an area of sandstone fins called Behind the Rocks."

"A steep hike leads to a hidden valley high above Moab and Spanish Valley. After climbing quickly to the valley, the trail traverses it below gorgeous, towering cliffs.

The Hidden Valley Trail, a wonderful adventure hike in the cliffs directly south of Moab, is a trail of two faces. The first trail section is rough, rocky, and difficult, sharply climbing almost 600 feet in its first 0.6 mile. Above that the singletrack trail enters Hidden Valley and levels out with gradual grades and an even dirt surface. Take your time on the uphill and you’ll be rewarded with scenic views, solitude, and a fine rock art panel.

The trail is hot during the warm months. Hike during the afternoon when the lower part of the trail lies in the shade of the cliffs above. Bring plenty of water, use sunscreen, and wear a hat. Little shade is found along the trail."

"This 4-mile out-and-back trail is located just south of Moab, Utah, and truly lives up to the name “Hidden Valley Trail.” After a steep hike up the canyon wall, hikers will find themselves high above the city of Moab just before entering into a hidden valley. The beautiful valley offers access to a network of trails to the south and west of Moab and provides beautiful views of the nearby mountain ranges.

Moab, Utah, is considered by many people to be the home of adventure. Adventure is literally within minutes of town, where you will find yourself surrounded by the red rock landscape that Moab is known for as well as national parks like Arches and Canyonlands. Dead Horse Point State Park is just a short drive from Moab and offers amazing views of the Colorado River as it meanders through the river corridors
2,000 feet below."

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Trail Information

Behind The Rocks Wilderness Study Area
Nearby City
Behind The Rocks Wilderness Study Area
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moab Field Office, 82 E. Dogwood, Moab, UT 84532; (435) 259-2100; www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/moab/recreation/hiking_trails/hidden_valley_trail.html
Local Contacts
USGS: Moab, UT; National Geographic Trails Illustrated: #501
Local Maps

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Jul 2018