The Hidden Valley Trail is a trail that begins at Hidden Valley Park and heads south. It parallels the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, but from down below. It then connects with the Aqueduct Trail. The first part of the trail is paved and is great for strollers or wheelchairs. There are beautiful mountain views and wildflowers.
Right away you can either head up the hill to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail or you can stay below. Either way can take you to the Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge if you choose. After a bit the trail is no longer paved and goes through the trees. It is nice and shaded and only has very slight elevation changes. It’s a perfect place to take toddlers or walk your dog.
There is a cute little bridge along the trail that says, “Over the river and through the woods.”
When you get to the other side, I recommend that you either head up the hill towards the Bonneville Shoreline Trail to go towards the Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge or turn around back through the Hidden Valley Trail. The Aqueduct Trail does have some close up views of large homes, but is not very pretty or shady compared to the other nearby trails. If you turn around and head back then you’ll have this view as you are returning to the park.
From July 4 – 24, a large flag is hung in Little Willow Canyon next to Hidden Valley Park.
Here is a map of the nearby trails.
Stats: Distance – 1.8 miles there and back
Approximate hiking time – 30-60 minutes
Elevation gain – 150 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – paved, then well maintained trail of dirt and rocks
Bathrooms – At Park
Seasons to hike – Year Round (may want micro-spikes in winter)
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes (watch signs for watershed section of Bonneville Shoreline)