Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Guide Book

by Sheri McGregor (Menasha Ridge Press)
Day and Overnight Hikes Anza-Borrego Desert State Park  by Sheri McGregor

144pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0897329716

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest desert state park in the contiguous United States, drawing approximately 650,000 visitors per year. Choosing the best day and overnight hikes within the parks 600,000 acres is a major undertaking. But whether you’re out to spot endangered bighorn sheep, revel in the spring flower show, or seek out desert waterfalls, author Sheri McGregor has got you covered. Includes GPS-based trail maps and more!

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Trails from the "Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 32.
... Preview: This long, fairly disused trek offers the gift of silence. The sandy wash gives way to boulders and enters a canyon where the temperature noticeably drops at points where the sun is blocked (wear laye ... From the guidebook "Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park"
Ocotillo Wells, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: Use the interpretive guide found at the trailhead to identify plants, animals, and other desert phenomena along this easy, well-visited desert-wash nature trail. Outstanding Features: Desert-wash land ... From the guidebook "Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park"
Borrego Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Don’t let the easy terrain of the Borrego Palm Canyon Nature Trail, where you begin this rugged hike, fool you: it’s not for beginners. The Nature Trail’s benign, well-trodden path, which ends at the ... From the guidebook "Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park"
Borrego Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: This trail takes you from the semiprimitive setting of the Bow Willow Campground south into Rockhouse Canyon to glimpse Depression-era relics. You’ll travel from people to solitude and see unusual roc ... From the guidebook "Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park"
Julian, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.5
... Preview: A wonderful day hike with fairly easy terrain, this long loop leads through the twisting upper end of Butler Canyon and across open desert before approaching a precipice overlooking Rockhouse Canyon. ... From the guidebook "Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park"
Borrego Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.6
... Preview: Springtime wildflowers, interesting year-round cacti and boulder formations, plentiful wildlife, and an isolated atmosphere make this strenuous hike a paradise for those in good physical condition. A ... From the guidebook "Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park"
Borrego Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: A rather brief jaunt into the canyon cut by floodwaters allows for glimpses of interesting geological characteristics and eroded sandstone formations. Since Canyon Sin Nombre serves as a vehicle throu ... From the guidebook "Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park"
Borrego Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: The wide canyon offers solitude, although on busy days you may see people in four-wheel drives before you reach the vehicle closure sign. Outstanding Features: Sandy wash, interesting rocks, seasonal ... From the guidebook "Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park"
Borrego Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 18
... Preview: A daylong hike from the parking area at the third crossing, or a shorter foray if your four-wheel-drive vehicle can make it to the vehicle closure just past Sheep Canyon Primitive Camp. Whichever you ... From the guidebook "Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park"
Borrego Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: This short loop offers just a sample of desert life. Armed with an interpretive guide found at the trailhead, both novice naturalists and seasoned desert-goers can become mini-experts on the vegetatio ... From the guidebook "Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park"
Ocotillo Wells, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This extreme trek up a densely vegetated, boulder-populated ravine offers a sense of accomplishment at hike’s end. But expect a tough climb, eking out a route as you scale boulders toward a hidden pal ... From the guidebook "Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park"
Borrego Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: The history evident on this immediately climbing trail makes the hike a wonder from the first step. The Souths, a family who lived on Ghost Mountain in the 1930s and 1940s, carefully placed rocks alon ... From the guidebook "Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park"
Julian, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: At first glance, this may seem just another dry, flat hike, but the desert holds surprises. Spend the last mile or so hopping on boulders to find a shady palm oasis with a waterfall lined in cascading ... From the guidebook "Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park"
Borrego Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: A 4-mile out-and-back from the bottom of the Turkey Track (aka the mouth of Horse Canyon), usually with water present; a 6-mile out-and-back starts at the top of the Turkey Track. This trek into a can ... From the guidebook "Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park"
Anza, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: A daylong hike from the parking area at the third crossing, or a shorter foray if your four-wheel drive can make it to the vehicle closure just past Sheep Canyon Primitive Camp. Whichever you choose, ... From the guidebook "Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park"
Borrego Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.6
... Preview: The loop through the willows in this marshy area lures people by the thousands each season. Don’t come here looking for solitude, although you may find such serenity on a weekday or for a few moments ... From the guidebook "Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park"
Borrego Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: The relaxing experience of a brief stroll on an easy trail with a few steep areas and some hops down boulders seems days away from civilization when you take in the quiet. You may see campers out for ... From the guidebook "Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park"
Julian, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.84
... Preview: Six palm groves of varying sizes, two within quick access to the trailhead (which itself is easily reached from County Route S2) make Mountain Palm Springs a visitor favorite. Primitive camping here, ... From the guidebook "Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park"
Julian, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: This easy out-and-back trip allows you to view fossils in plain sight, layered like cake in uplifted sandstone buttresses. Outstanding Features: Mud hills, fossils, typical sandy-wash landscape, and t ... From the guidebook "Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park"
Borrego Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Beginning in Blair Valley at an elevation of around 2,300 feet and climbing to around 3,200 feet, this out-and-back hike takes you through a vegetation-rich ecotone between low and high desert. In wet ... From the guidebook "Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park"
Julian, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10

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