Hike Ladder Canyon in Mecca Hills

Ladder Canyon Trail - Search Nearby - Added by Michael Fricke

Cool hike that involves climbing ladders and walking through canyons up to great views on the Mecca Hills and Salton Sea

From Box Canyon Road turn on to Painted Canyon Road a dirt road that will lead you to the trailhead. From the trailhead start into the canyon. After a few hundred feet there will be rocks forming an arrow pointing you towards a ladder. Go up the ladder and follow the trail from here. There will be a few ladders on the way up. You will climb up to top of the canyon and get some great views. Follow the ridge and rock arrows until you are back in the large main canyon you started in. There are a few side canyons you can explore on the way out that are optional. There are two ladders on the way down if you do the loop this way.

Distance

4.5 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

990 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Easy Parking
Scenic

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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Stunning hike.

Absolutely a must. Best to use a 4WD or AWD to get to trailhead.

Phenomenal hike

Phenomenal hike for the whole family. My 10 year old and i had a blast with this trail!

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