Box Canyon to Hidden Spring Trail

Borrego Springs, California 92004

Box Canyon to Hidden Spring Trail

Box Canyon to Hidden Spring Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Hidden Spring, according to Lester Reed, author of Old Time Cattlemen and Other Pioneers of the Anza-Borrego Area, served as a hub for Cahuilla trails leading to at least a half dozen destinations. Among them was a route leading to the Lower Willows of Coyote Canyon via Box Canyon. Reed, himself a former cattleman, once followed this trail on horseback from Coyote Canyon to a tributary of Box Canyon but apparently never returned to trace the entire route. Following general directions from his book, however, hikers have located significant parts of it. The route traverses rough and isolated country, no less pristine than it was centuries ago, when Cahuilla Indians passed this way on seasonal migration or foodgathering expeditions. If you haven’t sharpened your cross-country travel and trail-finding skills, you’ll certainly have plenty of practice here."

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Trail Information

Borrego Springs
Nearby City
12
Distance
2,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
10 hours
Duration
November through April
Season
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Borrego Palm Canyon, Collins Valley, Clark Lake NE
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