Harper Canyon Trail

Ocotillo Wells, California 92027

Harper Canyon Trail

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Once accessible to off-road vehicles, the 4-square-mile expanse of Harper Flat now lies protected within a state wilderness area. Four-wheel-drive roads approach it from the west and south, but a more interesting route for foot travelers is by way of Harper Canyon on the north. In the first mile south of Kane Springs Road, you skirt the Cactus Garden, an area where most common species of cacti in the Colorado Desert, especially barrel cactus, are represented Some specimens near the road are 7 feet tall."

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Trail Information

Ocotillo Wells
Nearby City
9
Distance
1,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
6 hours
Duration
November through April
Season
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Borrego Mountain, Harper Canyon
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