Sheep Canyon Trail

Borrego Springs, California

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
Each of Coyote Canyon’s major tributaries has its own unique character, and Sheep Canyon is no exception. Palms are not so common here, but sycamores and cottonwoods thrive. Your footsteps will play counterpoint to the gurgle and spatter of water over polished boulders. Shady grottos provide coolness and shade at frequent intervals along the way. Depending on the current wet or dry cycle, the canyon’s stream may or may not be flowing in the fall season, but there’s almost always plenty of water in winter and spring. Though parts of Sheep Canyon are rugged and overgrown with lush vegetation, foot traffic in the lower end has hewn out a discernible, if primitive, footpath.

Sheep Canyon Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Each of Coyote Canyon’s major tributaries has its own unique character, and Sheep Canyon is no exception. Palms are not so common here, but sycamores and cottonwoods thrive. Your footsteps will play counterpoint to the gurgle and spatter of water over polished boulders. Shady grottos provide coolness and shade at frequent intervals along the way. Depending on the current wet or dry cycle, the canyon’s stream may or may not be flowing in the fall season, but there’s almost always plenty of water in winter and spring. Though parts of Sheep Canyon are rugged and overgrown with lush vegetation, foot traffic in the lower end has hewn out a discernible, if primitive, footpath."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Borrego Springs
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 4 hours
Season: November through April
Local Contacts: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Local Maps: USGS Borrego Palm Canyon, Hot Springs Mtn.
Driving Directions: Directions to Sheep Canyon Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Nearby Trails

Activity Feed

May 2018