Indian Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Anza-Borrego Desert State Wilderness. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 1,639 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 665 feet. Near the trailhead there is a parking.
Indian Canyon Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"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, Indian Canyon is a fairly flat trek through open desert. A constant stream offers willow and tamarisk thickets and an amphibious chorus. Outstanding Features: Continuous stream; riparian habitat; quiet, open desert; beautiful views."
--Sheri McGregor, Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Menasha Ridge Press).
"This hike in Indian Canyon has no convenient road access if your vehicle is not suitable for rough terrain. But this verdant canyon hike is well worth the walk to the trailhead. The stream flow will be reduced in the fall, but the greenery will still be striking."
--Bill & Polly Cunningham, Hiking California's Desert Parks (Falcon Guides).
"This is a grand tour of one of Anza-Borrego’s most remote, rugged, and beautiful areas. It is a true expedition. In the midsection of this trip, you’ll pass through a pristine wilderness where the tracks of a mountain lion are far more common than the impressions of a lug-soled boot. The trip is best done as an ambitious and consistently strenuous two-day backpack."
--Jerry Schad, Afoot & Afield: San Diego County (Wilderness Press).
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