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Recommended Routes in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park - 9

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Favorite California fan palms grow in the Palm Canyon Trail's desert oasis in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
Intermediate Intermediate

Palm Canyon Loop

3.0 mi 4.8 km 488' Up 148.87 m Up 478' Down 145.62 m Down

Borrego…, CA
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Favorite View southwest from the ridge to Villager Peak
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Villager–Rabbit Out-and-Back Route

22.3 mi 35.8 km 7,207' Up 2196.73 m Up 7,206' Down 2196.54 m Down

Borrego…, CA
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Favorite View north of the Thimble Trail / vehicle track
Difficult Difficult

Font's Point Route

11.8 mi 19.0 km 925' Up 281.84 m Up 925' Down 281.96 m Down

Borrego…, CA
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Favorite Mud hills abound on the back side of the Elephant Knees.
Difficult Difficult

Elephant Knees

4.2 mi 6.8 km 533' Up 162.5 m Up 533' Down 162.53 m Down

Salton…, CA
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Favorite View into Lyceum Wash
Difficult Difficult

Split Mountain Loop

13.8 mi 22.2 km 1,369' Up 417.25 m Up 1,368' Down 417.1 m Down

Salton…, CA
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Favorite Among the Hellhole Palms
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Hellhole Canyon Trail to Maidenhair Falls

5.2 mi 8.3 km 953' Up 290.4 m Up 952' Down 290.32 m Down

Borrego…, CA
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Favorite Rock in Palo Verde Canyon.
Difficult Difficult

Mile High Mountain

14.2 mi 22.9 km 4,701' Up 1433 m Up 4,700' Down 1432.49 m Down

Borrego…, CA
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Favorite Super bloom in Smoke Tree Canyon
Difficult Difficult

Rock Tanks Loop

6.3 mi 10.2 km 1,246' Up 379.72 m Up 1,201' Down 365.93 m Down

Salton…, CA
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Favorite Blooming ocotillo in the Canebrake area of Anza-Borrego.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Canebreak Canyon to Prom 2300

5.7 mi 9.2 km 1,447' Up 441.03 m Up 1,444' Down 440.28 m Down

Pine Va…, CA
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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Running

  • 72 Miles 116 Kilometers of Trail
  • 9 Recommended Routes
  • 5 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 16 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 11 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park - 23

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0.5 mi 0.8 km #1Anza Borrego Panoramic Overlook
Intermediate Intermediate
Borrego Springs, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Borrego Springs, CA
0.3 mi 0.5 km #2The Slot
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Borrego Springs, CA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Borrego Springs, CA 10 
4.4 mi 7.1 km #3Canyon Sin Nombre
Intermediate Intermediate
Pine Valley, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Pine Valley, CA
4.0 mi 6.4 km #4Villager Peak - Rabbit Peak Route
Intermediate Intermediate
Desert Shores, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Desert Shores, CA
3.8 mi 6.1 km #5Mine Peak from the North
Difficult Difficult
Pine Valley, CA
Difficult Difficult
Pine Valley, CA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #6South Palm Wash Slot
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Salton City, CA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Salton City, CA
1.9 mi 3.1 km #7Palm Canyon Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Borrego Springs, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Borrego Springs, CA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #8Canyon Sin Nombre 760 Slot Canyon
Intermediate Intermediate
Pine Valley, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Pine Valley, CA
5.9 mi 9.4 km #9Villager Peak Route
Difficult Difficult
Borrego Springs, CA
Difficult Difficult
Borrego Springs, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #10Palm Canyon Alternate Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Borrego Springs, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Borrego Springs, CA

Photos of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park - 190

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Beautiful spring flowers grow right alongside the trail.
May 15, 2017 near Descanso, CA
View southwest from the ridge to Villager Peak
May 1, 2018 near Desert…, CA
Garnet peak
Oct 23, 2018 near Pine Va…, CA
At the peak
Oct 23, 2018 near Pine Va…, CA
Among the Hellhole Palms
Feb 3, 2020 near Borrego…, CA
Typical view along the trail as you get up into the canyon where the pictographs are.
Apr 8, 2020 near Borrego…, CA
The trail carves through the edge of the meadow
Sep 23, 2020 near Descanso, CA
Not even sure if this slot canyon has a name.
Apr 18, 2021 near Seeley, CA

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