Kenyon Overlook Trail Loop

Borrego Springs, California 92004

Kenyon Overlook Trail Loop

Kenyon Overlook Trail Loop Professional Review and Guide

"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."

More Kenyon Overlook Trail Loop Professional Reviews and Guides

"From the trailhead, take the signed trail uphill. 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. The trail reaches its high point at a rocky ridge overlook at 0.3 mile. 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 the overlook, 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 delta-like fans, two or more of which are called bajadas. These bajadas support a dense mantle of agave, called mescal. On a clear day you can see the Salton Sea 30 miles to the east."

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Trail Information

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

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Oct 2018