Kenyon Overlook Trail Loop

Borrego Springs, California 92004

Kenyon Overlook Trail Loop

Kenyon Overlook Trail Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The trail maintains a gentle up-and-down grade through a series of parallel gullies lined with yucca, creosote bush, silver cholla, ocotillo, beavertail cactus, barrel cactus, and brittlebush. Soon the trail reaches the high point at a rocky ridge overlook. Turn left and walk about 30 yards to the overlook, which contains a monument in honor of William L. Kenyon, a noted desert conservationist and district park superintendent from 1947 to 1959. From here the desert spreads out like the pages of a book. Beyond is a seemingly endless series of arroyos (washes) that deposit gravel and silt in deltalike fans, two or more of which are called bajadas. These bajadas support a dense mantle of agave, called mescal. On a clear day the Salton Sea can be seen 30 miles to the east."

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Trail Information

Borrego Springs
Nearby City
80 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
1 hour
October through April.
1,720 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,800 feet
Top Elevation
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Borrego Sink
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018