Mud Hills Wash

Anza-Borrego Desert State Wilderness, California

Elevation Gain193ft
Trailhead Elevation522ft
Elevation Min/Max522/679ft
Elevation Start/End522/522ft

Mud Hills Wash

Mud Hills Wash is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Anza-Borrego Desert State Wilderness. It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 522 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 193 feet. This trail connects with the following: Fish Creek Wash.

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Day & Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Menasha Ridge Press)
Sheri McGregor
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"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 the towering formation known as Elephant Knees."
Afoot & Afield: San Diego County (Wilderness Press)
Jerry Schad
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"This hike will put you within easy reach of ancient fossil shell reefs so dense that fossils and fossil fragments outweigh the very matrix in which they lie. You can combine this walk with a stroll through Split Mountain if road conditions block passage to your automobile through the Split itself. This would add an additional 5 miles round trip."

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Trail Information

Anza-Borrego Desert State Wilderness
Nearby City
Anza-Borrego Desert State Wilderness
Skill Level
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Carrizo Mtn. NE
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