Top Adventures in Borrego Springs

  • Hike to Maidenhair Falls via Hellhole Canyon in Anza Borrego Desert State Park

    This 5.1 mile hike begins near the visitor center of Anza Borrego Desert State Park and gains 974 feet of elevation while climbing up a canyon to a small waterfall. It is an interesting hike as you can see the plant life change as you get closer t...

    5.1 miles 974 ft gain

  • Visit the Anza Borrego Metal Sculptures

    Here's a map I made that marks where most of the sculptures are (here).First, you enter the park and drive through the little city of Borrego Springs. There will be a roundabout you can't miss, so you know you're on the right path. There is nowher...

  • Hike the Panorama Overlook in Anza Borrego Desert State Park

    This is an out and back 1.6 mile round trip with 636 feet of elevation gain. The top has excellent views of Anza Borrego. It is close to the visitor center.

    1.6 miles 636 ft gain

  • Camping in Anza-Borrego State Park

    With over 600,000 acres, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in the contiguous United States. 500 miles of dirt roads, 12 wilderness areas and miles of hiking trails provide visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to experie...

  • Catch a Sunset at Fonts Point

    The best time to go to Fonts point is right before the sun sets. It is located in the desert, so be sure to dress warmly and bring a blanket or two.In order to get to Fonts Point, you'll have to drive through roughly 4 miles of sand and rocks. 4x4...

    4 miles

  • Hike Sheep Canyon

    Sheep Canyon is probably the most remote palm canyon in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California. While Palm Canyon is easily accessed from the State Park campground, Sheep Canyon is on a dirt road that requires stream crossings and potentiall...

    3 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hiking "The Slot"

    The Slot is an amazing short hike located in the Anza Borrego Desert. Drive east on Hwy 78, and about a mile and a half after Borrego Springs Road, turn left onto Buttes Pass Road. Buttes Pass road is a dirt road and not marked well so look carefu...

  • Hike Eagle Rock via the Pacific Crest Trail

    With doing more hikes in the SoCal area, I've realized half the battle is just trying to find the damn trailhead.Technically you have 2 ways to enter this trail ... Start from 79 and add a very enjoyable extra 3ish miles, or start from the Warner ...

    10.5 miles 1100 ft gain

  • Hike the Calcite Mine Trail in the Anza-Borrego Desert

    Open from March until October - but I would not particularly recommend this hike in the summer months, unless you started in the wee almost dark hours. This is the desert and it gets hot early and quickly.This is a former calcite mine with slot ca...

    4 miles 830 ft gain

  • Hiking in Santa Ysabel

    Starting at the trailhead on Hwy 79, enter through the gate and make sure to close it behind you - the preserve is open range area for herds of cows, make sure not to disturb them when hiking. From the gate you'll see the sign with a detailed map ...

  • Off-Road through Split Mountain in Anza Borrego

    For all you desert lovers- this is a must. Or for all you SD residents that want to try something new and take a break from the populated trails within the county- spend a day in Anza Borrego and include this on your list.This state park is just a...

    11 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike Stonewall Peak

    This hike is one of the most popular in the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. When you reach Stonewall Peak's summit, enjoy the view of the surrounding park and nearby Lake Cuyamaca. The hike up the east side is a popular and relatively easy trail. Alth...

    5.5 miles 800 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Mount Laguna, California

      Horse Heaven Group

      Overview Contrary to its name, Horse Heaven Group Campground has no equestrian sites. Instead, this tent-only facility can accommodate gatherings of up to 100 people. It provides a great mountain g...

    • Warner Springs, California

      Oak Grove Campground

      Overview Located on the Cleveland National Forest, Oak Grove Campground is nestled in a valley of large oak groves and manzanita.Recreation Oak Grove Trail is a short walk of 1.5 miles and is locat...

    • Mount Laguna, California

      Laguna

      Overview Laguna Campground is a great mountain getaway just one hour east of San Diego, California in the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area. Campers can enjoy cooler temperatures, unique natural area...

    • Laguna Meadow Road

      El Prado Group

      Overview El Prado Group Campground is a great mountain getaway just one hour east of San Diego, California in the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area. Campers can enjoy cooler temperatures, unique natu...

    • Mount Laguna, California

      Burnt Rancheria

      Overview Burnt Rancheria Campground is located 50 miles east of San Diego at the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area in Southern California, right off the Sunrise Scenic Byway.Campers can enjoy hiking,...

    • Mountain Center, California

      Ribbonwood Equestrian Cg

      Overview Ribbonwood is an ideal mountain escape for equestrian campers. The campground overlooks Palm Desert and the Salton Sea in southern California and provides visitors with access to hundreds ...

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