Yaqui Well Trail

San Diego County, California

Elevation Gain190ft
Trailhead Elevation1,422ft
Elevation Min/Max1421/1488ft
Elevation Start/End1422/1422ft

Yaqui Well Trail

Yaqui Well Trail is a hiking trail in San Diego County, California. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 1,422 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 190 feet. The Yaqui Well water well can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Grapevine Canyon Road.

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Afoot & Afield: San Diego County (Wilderness Press)
Jerry Schad
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"Follow the yellow-painted footprints from Tamarisk Grove Campground to the beginning of the Yaqui Well Trail, across Yaqui Pass Road. This is a self-guiding nature trail with interpretive signs posted beside several representative desert wash plants. The trail climbs slightly, skirts a hillside covered with dense growths of cholla cactus, and then descends to Yaqui Well, an important desert water hole. Yaqui Well is one of the premier bird-watching sites in San Diego County. The presence of surface water and fine growths of ironwood, mesquite, and desert willow have created a microenvironment that is cooler, more damp, and much richer in food sources than the surrounding arid hills."
Hiking California's Desert Parks (Falcon Guides)
Bill & Polly Cunningham
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"This is a well-signed varied nature trail, slightly longer than most of the others in the park. It begins at the highway but quickly angles up a rise on a gentle but rocky trail, and the hiker becomes enveloped in the desert. The nature trail signs are frequent and are clearly situated so the correct plant is labeled. Jumping cholla are the most numerous, but ironwood and desert mistletoe also appear here."

Yaqui Well Trail Trip Reports

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A short, easy, scenic 1.6 mile loop hike through a desert nature trail to a historic watering hole in Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Easily accessible from Highway 78, this is a quick little hike you can hit on your way in or out of the park. (Date hiked: April 12, 2009.) Read the full write-up at: http://www.greeneadventures.com/2011/04/18/yaqui-well-nature-trail-in-anza-borrego-desert-state-park/

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Trail Information

San Diego County
Nearby City
Anza - Borrego Desert State Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Local Contacts
Earthwalk Press Anza-Borrego Region Recreation Map; USGS Tubb Canyon, Borrego Sink
USGS Tubb Canyon
USGS Tubb Canyon and Borrego Sink
Local Maps

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