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The Best Hiking in Brawley

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Top hiking spots in and near Brawley

  • Calipatria, California

    Explore the Mud Volcanoes of the Salton Sea

    5.0
    4 mi
    It should be noted that extreme caution should be practiced when going to the mud volcanoes. While the photographs above appear close, they were taken on a zoom lens from a safe distance. The ground here is soft and misleading. Collapses can occur, where you could be fatally scalded by the boili...
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  • Brawley, California

    Explore the Algodones Sand Dunes

    The North Algodones Dunes Wilderness System offers 200 square miles of open dune wilderness to explore. You can do as little or as much as you want in this vast open space. Take a short hike, take lots of pictures, or make it an overnight camping trip in the desert.The dunes are located north of ...
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  • Niland, California

    Exploring the Salton Sea

    4.0
    The Salton Sea is the largest lake in California, created when irrigation canals from the Colorado River broke. In the 50's and 60's the area saw a boom in resorts and recreation as new "beach front" property was available and attracted hordes of people. Those days are long gone and although the ...
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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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  • 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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  • Borrego Springs, California

    Wind Caves Trail

    0.86 mi / 285 ft gain
    Wind Caves Trail is an out-and-back trail that is moderately difficult located near Borrego Springs, California.
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  • San Diego County, California

    Jojoba Wash to Goat Canyon Trestles

    16.91 mi / 1450 ft gain
    Jojoba Wash to Goat Canyon Trestles is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Ocotillo, California.
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  • San Diego County, California

    Hike Canyon Sin Nombre

    4.0
    5 mi / 750 ft gain
    This slot canyon hike is found deep in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in Canyon Sin Nombre. If you have a suitable 4WD vehicle you can drive about 2.2 miles to the start of the slot otherwise you can hike down the sandy unpaved road. The entrance will be on your left and marked by metal posts...
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  • San Diego County, California

    Canyon Sin Nombre

    5.25 mi / 679 ft gain
    Canyon Sin Nombre is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Julian, California.
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  • Borrego Springs, California

    Calcite Mine Trail

    3.8 mi / 787 ft gain
    Calcite Mine Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Borrego Springs, California.
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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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  • Jacumba Hot Springs, California

    Indian Hill, Moan Benchmark, and Carrizo Palms

    7.28 mi / 1588 ft gain
    Indian Hill, Moan Benchmark, and Carrizo Palms is a loop trail that takes you scenic surroundings located near Julian, California.
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  • San Diego County, California

    Bow Willow Canyon Trail

    11.06 mi / 1266 ft gain
    Bow Willow Canyon Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Mount Laguna, California.
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  • San Diego County, California

    Hike to the Goat Canyon Trestle

    5.0
    7 mi
    The main attraction of this hike is the wooden trestle. This engineering marvel was built in 1932 and still remains the tallest and longest curved wooden trestle in the U.S.This hike is recommended for the physically and mentally prepared. From Mortero Palms, it's a 3.5 mile (7 miles roundtrip) t...
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  • Borrego Springs, California

    Travelers Peak

    2.46 mi / 1467 ft gain
    Travelers Peak is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Coolidge Springs, California.
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  • San Diego County, California

    Hike to Mountain Palm Springs, Anza Borrego SP

    3 mi / 350 ft gain
    At first glance the Anza-Borrego desert appears lifeless, a wasteland of rocky plain peaks rising up from Carrizo Plains covered in Cholla cactus and Ocotillo. But one of the surprises is a mirage of California fan palm groves hidden in a series of canyons.The Mountain Palm Springs oasis loop is ...
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