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Hidden Star is best described as fast and fun. Total time required from trailhead to trailhead is approximately 2 hours. Hidden Star requires complete technical gear. The scenery is spectacular. Hidden Star is rated 3B I using the Canyon Rating System. This canyon is suitable for beginners with competent leadership.
This canyon contains an easy to defeat keeper pothole. Often I will bump the rating for a keeper pothole, but this one should not be a problem for anyone that is aware of its existence. It's possible to stem over the top of the pothole but a fall comes with major penalty points. It's much easier to use a straightforward pack toss or pot shot to defeat this problem.
A GPS is useful. Good map reading skills are essential. Navigation for this route is moderate and involves hiking cross-country. All waypoints and maps for Hidden Star use the WGS84 datum. This route has a minor flashflood danger. A quick look to the sky before entering this canyon should be sufficient. No permits are required for completing this route.
The Hidden Star Trailhead is accessible to all vehicles in dry weather conditions. A vehicle shuttle is not required to complete this route.
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