Pinyon Ridge Trail

Borrego Springs, California 92004

Pinyon Ridge Trail

Pinyon Ridge Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Dry Pinyon Ridge stands just high enough on the desert rim to support a sparse growth of pinyon pines. Similar to other “islands in the desert sky” such as the Pinyon Mountains and Whale Peak to the southeast, this ridge offers expansive views framed by picturesque foregrounds of eroded boulders and gnarled pinyons. Along the crest of the ridge, an old four-wheel-drive road called the Wilson Trail has functioned for a long time as a hiking-only footpath. The route leads to almost the exact center of a state wilderness area that is completely free of motorized travel."

Pinyon Ridge Trail Trip Reports

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A scenic 9 mile hike through great wildflowers (in season) to a ridge that overlooks the Anza Borrego Desert State Park valley floor below. (Date hiked: April 22, 2011.) Read the full write-up at:

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Trail Information

Borrego Springs
Nearby City
1,400 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
4 hours
November through May
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Tubb Canyon
Local Maps

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