Flat Cat Canyon Trail

Borrego Springs, California

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Flat Cat Canyon is the curious name given to a rugged gorge just north of lower Hellhole Canyon. Anza-Borrego rangers found a dead bobcat (presumably very dead) in this canyon and followed the honorable Western tradition of assigning colorful names to “colorful” places. As viewed from the alluvial fan below, Flat Cat Canyon looks like a boulder-choked ravine, seemingly unpromising. But its upper reaches hold a surprise or two.

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"Flat Cat Canyon is the curious name given to a rugged gorge just north of lower Hellhole Canyon. Anza-Borrego rangers found a dead bobcat (presumably very dead) in this canyon and followed the honorable Western tradition of assigning colorful names to “colorful” places. As viewed from the alluvial fan below, Flat Cat Canyon looks like a boulder-choked ravine, seemingly unpromising. But its upper reaches hold a surprise or two."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Borrego Springs
Distance: 5
Elevation Gain: 1,800 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 5 hours
Season: December through March
Local Contacts: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Local Maps: USGS Tubb Canyon
Driving Directions: Directions to Flat Cat Canyon Trail

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