Carrizo Gorge Overlook Trail

Jacumba, California

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Few travelers on I-8 near Jacumba in eastern San Diego County fail to be impressed by the enormous stacks of rounded boulders thrusting skyward over the high-desert landscape. How did these boulder piles get there? Are they the “sweepings of the world,” as Padre Pedro Font characterized similar formations during his travels through Anza-Borrego in 1775? Or is there a more prosaic geologic explanation? On this hike, you’ll get up close and familiar with some of those big boulder piles, and enjoy a panoramic view of Carrizo Gorge.
Afoot & Afield: San Diego County

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Afoot & Afield: San Diego County

by Jerry Schad (Wilderness Press)

Few travelers on I-8 near Jacumba in eastern San Diego County fail to be impressed by the enormous stacks of rounded boulders thrusting skyward over the high-desert landscape. How did these boulder piles get there? Are they the “sweepings of the world,” as Padre Pedro Font characterized similar formations during his travels through Anza-Borrego in 1775? Or is there a more prosaic geologic explanation? On this hike, you’ll get up close and familiar with some of those big boulder piles, and enjoy a panoramic view of Carrizo Gorge.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Jacumba
Distance: 5
Elevation Gain: 700 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: November through April
Local Contacts: De Anza Springs Resort, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Local Maps: USGS Jacumba
Driving Directions: Directions to Carrizo Gorge Overlook Trail

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