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    Mountain Palms Trail

    Anza-Borrego Desert State Wilderness, California
    Distance1.6mi
    Elevation Gain334ft
    Trailhead Elevation946ft
    Top1,000ft
    Elevation Min/Max883/1000ft
    Elevation Start/End946/946ft

    Mountain Palms Trail

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    San Diego, CA
    Trailblazer | 1263 pts
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    1/15/2007
    One of my all-time favorites, this trail takes you to 6 palm oases if you take all the right trails. From quaint little oases with a cluster of a couple dozen palms to huge dense stands. Fantastic birding and some decent herping here. The trail also takes you through creosote flats (more good birding) and ocotillo ridges. Great diversity. Nearby Rockhouse canyon is another great hike--spectacular views from the ridge above. Bow Willow primitive campground is a great base for exploring the area. There's pit toilets but no drinking water, so bring plenty. The best sites are near the trailhead--less exposed and nestled under the rocky slopes. You get a little shade from the slopes and there's more vegetation here.
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    Anza-Borrego Desert State Wilderness
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    Anza-Borrego Desert State Wilderness
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    Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
    Local Contacts
    USGS 7.5-minute Sweeney Pass
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