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    Pinyon Wash

    Anza-Borrego Desert State Wilderness, California
    Elevation Gain1,112ft
    Trailhead Elevation1,138ft
    Elevation Min/Max1138/2235ft
    Elevation Start/End1138/1138ft

    Pinyon Wash

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    San Diego, CA
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    2000 Toyota 4Runner. 4WD Stock with no lockers. I removed mud flaps and running boards. Good off-road tires with good tread. DO NOT GO ALONE! I could not make it up one section, I think it's called 'split rock', had to be towed up. This trail is very Difficult and impassible without at least good tires and a 1 locker. I will not go again in my stock SUV. I'm still shocked that I was able to make it past all the difficult and technical sections without breaking something, rolling, or dying. The squeeze was alright but heart attack hill is a huge humbling experience. The videos do not do it justice. It is very very very scary. Make sure you have a good spotter who knows how to spot. Watch videos on to make sure you know what you're getting yourself into.
    Apple Valley, CA
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    Very difficult trail! Made it through in my Cherokee with a 3" lift and small tires in the rain! Jeep just fit at "the Squeeze". Once you are past it beware! It only gets worse (better??). There are two drop offs, not just one. The first is incredible and the second will make you wonder where you left your brain.

    Trail Information

    Anza-Borrego Desert State Wilderness
    Nearby City
    Anza-Borrego Desert State Wilderness
    Skill Level
    Anza Borrego Desert State Park 760-767-5311
    Local Contacts
    Tom Harrison's Recreation Map of the San Diego Backcountry
    Local Maps

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