Hidden Valley Campground

Main Formations

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This Campground Page Includes:

  • Intersection Rock to The Blob
  • Chimney Rock & The Wall
  • Peewee & Cyclops Rock

HVCamp 05 Outback WestAdditional Campground 3D Galleries:

Outback West ♦ 1

  • Steve Canyon, west face
  • Watanobe Wall
  • The Hot Tub
  • Cereal Rock
  • Hit Man Rock

Aviary Watts Towers X-Factor DomeOutback West ♦ 2

  • The Aviary
  • Watts Towers
  • X-Factor Dome
  • Labor Dome
  • The Heap

Steve Canyon and Blob Bouldering Area

Tidal Wave Bouldering Area

Patagonia PileOutback East ♦ 1

  • Northern end of Campground
  • Outhouse Rock
  • Steve Canyon
  • Patagonia Pile
  • Wall of Biblical Fallacies

Outback East ♦ 2

  • Northeast Outback
  • Peyote Cracks
  • Rock Hudson & Bouldering Rocks
  • Rastafarian Rock
  • Dinosaur Rock
  • Roof Rock, Rollerball, and Anthrax Rock
  • Dutzi Rock & Mt. Dutzi Area

See Also:

Roadside Rocks


Named Formations ♦ 2D

Intersection Rock

Intersection Rock is perhaps the most iconic single granite monolith in the park. Depending where you stand, it looks like this:

The Old Woman

Some difficult climbs on this one. And some curious route names such as (west face, which you are seeing here) “Dogleg,” “The Cavity,” “The Fang,” “Bridwell-Sustad,” “Route 499,” and “Sexy Grandma.” The young woman on the second row of photos is climbing “Double Cross.” Her partner to the right is doing the easier “Double Start.”

The BlobThe Blob

From the campy 1958 sci-fi movie, “The Blob” starring Steve McQueen in one of his less memorable roles. This aptly named formation lies on the west side of the campground and next in line after Intersection & The Old Woman. It rises a short blob’s ooze from Steve Canyon.

The Blob, northwest end with bouldering area at base

The Wall

Over on the east side of the campground, two favorites are The Wall, and to its south and slightly west, Chimney Rock.

Chimney Rock

Peewee Rock

A few steps across the road that takes you to Barker Dam are (from right to left) Peewee Rock, Cyclops Rock, and The Potato Head.

Cyclops Rock

Potato Head


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Hidden Valley Campground is a very popular stop in Joshua Tree National Park. One of the larger campgrounds, it has lots to see and lots to do. I hope that you enjoyed this descriptive 3D visit to the area.

John Murbach


Posted 2015 Sep 8

Updated 2017 Nov 7