Walking & Hiking
A few of the trails you might decide to explore are Visitor Center Trail, Pena Spring Trail, Culp Valley Lookout Point Trail, Narrows Earth Trail, and Inspiration Point. Again, the Anza-Borrego State Park Visitor Center is the best resource for maps and trail information.
Anza-Borrego State Park Self-Guided Trails
BORREGO PALM CANYON NATURE TRAIL
This popular trail leads to a cool, shady palm oasis. The rocky trail is three miles round-trip, with an elevation gain of about 700 feet, and takes a minimum of two hours.
CACTUS LOOP NATURE TRAIL
Start your walk across the street and to the east of the Tamarisk Grove entrance. This one-mile loop has a short but strenuous climb and an uneven surface. Great views and a variety of cactus species await you.
This easy half-mile walk takes you back in time through a seasonal Kumeyaay village site. Access via the Blair Valley dirt road.
ELEPHANT TREE NATURE TRAIL
This level loop trail is approximately one mile long, and highlights many of the adaptations that help desert plants survive. Accessible by high clearance, four-wheel-drive vehicles from Split Mountain Road, south of Ocotillo Wells.
NARROWS EARTH NATURE TRAIL
This easy, gentle one-half mile walk is short, but sweet. In 30 minutes you can fully explore the many geological processes taking place in this small canyon. Access from Highway 78.
YAQUI WELL NATURE TRAIL
Begin across the road from the Tamarisk Grove Campground to enjoy this 1.5 mile, one-way nature trail. Return the same way, or take the Primitive Camp road for a loop hike.
EROSION ROAD DRIVING TOUR
Take your own vehicle on a paved-road tour of the dynamic landscapes in the Badlands area of the Park. Follows Highway S-22 east from Borrego Springs.