Mortero Palms to Goat Canyon

Jacumba, California 91934

Mortero Palms to Goat Canyon

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"The 200-foot-high, 600-foot-long trestle over Goat Canyon on the San Diego & Arizona Eastern rail line is revered among railroad buffs everywhere. It has been called the longest curved railroad trestle and is one of the highest wooden trestles in the world."

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Afoot & Afield: San Diego County (Wilderness Press)
Jerry Schad
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"Along the crest of the Jacumba Mountains lie several hidden bowls, surrounded by austere, rock-strewn peaks. To spend a night here on a bed of sand, immersed in an achingly profound silence, with nothing but a sky filled with stars overhead is to experience the desert in all its wonder and simplicity. Not far away from one of these bowls is a landmark revered by railroad buffs the world over. This is the 200-foot-high, 600-foot-long trestle over Goat Canyon on the San Diego & Arizona Eastern (San Diego & Imperial Valley) line. It has been called the longest curved railroad trestle and one of the highest wooden trestles in the world." Read more

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Trail Information

Jacumba
Nearby City
6
Distance
2,400 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
5 hours
Duration
November–April
Season
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-minute Jacumba
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018