The Best Photography in Borrego Springs

Looking for the best photography in Borrego Springs? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Borrego Springs. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top photography spots in and near Borrego Springs

  • Borrego Springs, California

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

    5.1 mi / 974 ft gain
    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 to the waterfall. There are parts where the trail g...
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  • Borrego Springs, California

    Visit the Anza Borrego Metal Sculptures

    4.8
    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 nowhere to park to get to the sculptures specifically, s...
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  • Borrego Springs, California

    Hike the Panorama Overlook in Anza Borrego Desert State Park

    1.6 mi / 636 ft gain
    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.
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  • Borrego Springs, California

    Camping in Anza-Borrego State Park

    5.0
    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 experience the wonders of the Colorado Desert. The park i...
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  • Borrego Springs, California

    Hike through Borrego Palm Canyon

    5.0
    3.25 mi / 450 ft gain
    Borrego Palm Canyon Trail is located just north of the park visitor center, making it a convenient place to begin your exploration of the Anza-Borrego Desert. To reach the trailhead, drive through Borrego Palm Canyon Campground, the largest developed campground in the park, where an $8 day use fe...
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  • Borrego Springs, California

    Catch a Sunset at Fonts Point

    4.0
    4 mi
    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 is strongly recommended, but keep an eye on road ...
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  • San Diego County, California

    Hike Sheep Canyon

    5.0
    3 mi / 1000 ft gain
    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 potentially a high-clearance 4WD vehicle.  The canyon is nam...
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  • Borrego Springs, California

    Hiking "The Slot"

    4.6
    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 carefully. The road is pretty smooth, about a mile in yo...
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  • Warner Springs, California

    Hike Eagle Rock via the Pacific Crest Trail

    5.0
    10.5 mi / 1100 ft gain
    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 Springs Fire Station, for a total 7 mile hike.We c...
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  • Borrego Springs, California

    Hike the Calcite Mine Trail in the Anza-Borrego Desert

    4 mi / 830 ft gain
    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 canyons, great rock formations and some shady areas ...
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  • Borrego Springs, California

    Off-Road through Split Mountain in Anza Borrego

    4.0
    11 mi / 0 ft gain
    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 quick jaunt outside of the town of Julian. This m...
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  • Julian, California

    Hike Stonewall Peak

    4.7
    3.82 mi / 820 ft gain
    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. Although you'll be gaining 800 feet, the hike is relat...
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  • Julian, California

    Hike Cuyamaca Peak

    4.5
    5.5 mi / 1700 ft gain
    This peak is one of the tallest in the county. Reaching the summit of the peak takes you to an elevation of 6500'. Although this peak isn't as challenging as others nearby, it's located in the center of San Diego, which offers up amazing views, which is the main reason to take this hike. The best...
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  • San Diego County, California

    Exploring Anza Borrego's Wind Caves

    4.8
    The drive to the caves is pretty lengthy, so be prepared.First you will drive through Anza Borrego State Park on Highway 78, then on a Split Mountain road which eventually turns into gravel road, and you need to look out for the entrance to the wash-road (which if you like to off road, is a perfe...
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  • Julian, California

    Camping at Paso Picacho

    Paso Picacho, 5 miles north of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, sits at an elevation of 5,000 feet. The most popular hikes start from this camp, including the 2 mile hike up Stonewall Peak (elevation 5,700 feet), and the 3.5 mile hike up Cuyamaca Peak (elevation 6,512 feet), both which offer breathtak...
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  • Julian, California

    Hike the Garnet Peak-Champagne Pass Loop

    5.0
    10.5 mi / 900 ft gain
    Hiking the Garnet Peak to Champagne Pass Loop can be done as a day hike or an overnight backpacking trip. You will hike on the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail), climb to the top of Garnet Peak and relish in the views of the Anza Borrego Desert. There are optional side trails that you can take (to Storm ...
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