Upper Hellhole Canyon Trail

Borrego Springs, California 92004

Upper Hellhole Canyon Trail

Upper Hellhole Canyon Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The fastest entry into the upper reaches of Hellhole Canyon is not by simply going up from the mouth of the canyon past Maidenhair Falls. Nor is it by descending the South Fork below Pena Spring, though this is an interesting and challenging hike in its own right. Rather, it is by dropping down the ridge to the north of Pena Spring. This is a steep and at times slippery descent, but one accomplished in a fraction of the time required on the other routes. In this description, I will detail the way to a 30-foot waterfall in a northern tributary of Hellhole Canyon."

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Trail Information

Borrego Springs
Nearby City
1,600 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
4 hours
December through April
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Tubb Canyon
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