Jackass Flat and Butler Canyon Trail

Borrego Springs, California 92004

Jackass Flat and Butler Canyon Trail

Jackass Flat & Butler Canyon Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A visit to an ancient Cahuilla Indian village site is the highlight on this long loop hike over mostly gentle terrain. Hidden Spring, about halfway around the loop, nearly always has some surface water but cannot be considered a good source for drinking needs. On foot, follow the four-wheel-drive road heading into Rockhouse Canyon, which initially goes northeast across a low bank. After hooking right and curving left, you’re in the boulder-tossed, lower drainage of Rockhouse Canyon itself, an area prone to flash floods that occasionally render the “road” temporarily impassable for vehicles."

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Trail Information

Borrego Springs
Nearby City
1,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
6 hours
November through April
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Clark Lake NE, Collins Valley
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