Description: This is an easy place to get to with lots of places to explore and wander about. Hidden Valley is a gently sloping glacial valley with really cool rock formations. A creek with lush greenery runs through the middle. Just off the Powerline Trail, a narrow track leads up a side valley to a trio of grand destinations: Hidden peak (5105ft), The Ramp (5240 ft), and The Wedge(4660 ft).
I would like to hike to Hidden Lake and then depending on time and conditions, gain the ridge and summit the Ramp or Hidden Peak. Total hike time should be around 6 hours but Hidden Lake is a good turnaround spot for about a 4 hour hike.
When/Where: Please meet at the Glen Alps Trailhead.
Cost: $5 (bring exact amount) or State Parks Sticker.
- Snowshoes will probably be necessary. Crampons are optional.
- Kahtoolas or other traction footwear are optional but highly recommended as the trail will be snowy and icy.
- trekking poles (optional but very helpful on the steeps and on rocky, muddy, and slippery areas)
- Dress in non-cotton layers so you can shed or add clothes as temps change
- Water & trail snacks