With vast fields of wildflowers that attract countless butterflies, birds, and other wildlife, the Hidden Valley Recreation Area is appropriately named due to its secluded and hidden feeling. Drawing visitors for hundreds of years, the valley is a historic Civil War site with a mansion still on location. Stocked with trout, the Jackson River flows through the valley, and movie buffs will recognize the area as the setting for the movie Somersby.
Directions: From the Intersection of State Route 39 and US 220: Follow SR 39 west for about 3.25 miles to SR 621. Turn right on SR 621 and follow it about 1 mile to the intersection with Forest Road 241, Hidden Valley Road. Turn left on FR 241 and follow it about 1.5 miles to Hidden Valley Campground on the left, and another 0.5 miles to trailhead and fishing parking