Backcountry Adventures: Southern California
Fonts Point has long been described as having one of the best views within Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The easy sandy trail is passable by a high-clearance 2WD vehicle most of the time. It can even be traversed by a very carefully driven passenger vehicle. However, if you take these vehicles along the trail, you need to be extra alert and aware that you may get stuck in soft sand. The trail leaves S22 up the wide, sandy Fonts Point Wash. It is easy to follow; although there are a couple of forks in the trail, they all rejoin within a short distance. The only side trail is the Short Wash 4WD Trail. Special Attractions: Exceptional view of the Borrego Badlands and the Borrego Valley from Fonts Point; Interesting, sandy trail up Fonts Point Wash. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions.