Hiking

The Best Hiking Trails in Ocotillo Wells, California (United States)

44 trails

Photo of California - Borrego - West Butte - The Slot loop Photo of california - Borrego Springs - Harper Canyon Photo of California Borrego Springs - Alma Wash
  • Distance
    6.44mi
    Elevation +
    1729f
    TrailRank
    56
    Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego - West Butte - The Slot loop Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego - West Butte - The Slot loop Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego - West Butte - The Slot loop

    More Anza Borrego Hiking A loop over West Butte and back through the Slot. The S78 at mile 87 take the dirt road. Normally a 4x4 road but go as far as you can. Sometimes regular cars make is almost to the end. ...

  • Distance
    9.74mi
    Elevation +
    3898f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo ofcalifornia - Borrego Springs - Harper Canyon Photo ofcalifornia - Borrego Springs - Harper Canyon Photo ofcalifornia - Borrego Springs - Harper Canyon

    More Anza Borrego Hiking A beautiful canyon hike. At HWY 78 mp 87.1 turn right (South). The road is a unmarked park road, only the sign 4x4 recommended indicates this as a park road. The road is fenced off at b...

  • Distance
    11.32mi
    Elevation +
    3947f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofCalifornia Borrego Springs - Alma Wash Photo ofCalifornia Borrego Springs - Alma Wash Photo ofCalifornia Borrego Springs - Alma Wash

    More Anza Borrego Hiking From Ocotillo Wells take Split Mountain Road - exit elephant trees nature trail on the right. You probably need a high clearance car to make it to the trail head. Follow the Elephant Trees ...

  • Distance
    5.85mi
    Elevation +
    2523f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofCalifornia Borrego Springs The Slot Photo ofCalifornia Borrego Springs The Slot Photo ofCalifornia Borrego Springs The Slot

    More Anza Borrego Hiking On Hwy 78, take exit Mile 78 on Buttes Pass Road. Accessible by all cars some times, up to the slot (check at the Borrego Visitor Center.) To our trail head (parking 2) 4x4 highly recommended....

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  • Distance
    3.74mi
    Elevation +
    449f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego Springs - Blow Sand Cayon Loop Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego Springs - Blow Sand Cayon Loop Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego Springs - Blow Sand Cayon Loop

    More Anza Borrego Hiking A most scenic short hike, a loop into narrow canyons made out of rock and sand. And as a bonus a scenic drive. Description is from the Goat Trail. Hike downhill, the sandy wash is getti...

  • Distance
    4.49mi
    Elevation +
    1142f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofcalifornia - Borrego Springs - Pumpkin Loop Photo ofcalifornia - Borrego Springs - Pumpkin Loop Photo ofcalifornia - Borrego Springs - Pumpkin Loop

    More Anza Borrego Hiking Drive to this hike The Pumpkin Patch is not the best place to hike, so we found a place within the park boundaries. Here you find a lot more similar rocks. The hike is part cross count...

  • Distance
    3.73mi
    Elevation +
    705f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego Springs - The Slot Cascade Loop Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego Springs - The Slot Cascade Loop Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego Springs - The Slot Cascade Loop

    More Anza Borrego Hiking The hike is easy and at one point moderate. At the parking go down into the slot (North). The best place to enter is slightly to the right. Follow the narrow sand slot up to a fork on t...

  • Distance
    8.04mi
    Elevation +
    764f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego Springs - No Return Canyon Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego Springs - No Return Canyon Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego Springs - No Return Canyon

    More Anza Borrego Hiking A nice wash, especially in February, March and April. The wash start out as an easy sandy (firm) wash. There isn't a clear main wash, so follow any small wash in the right direction. Late...

  • Distance
    5.02mi
    Elevation +
    289f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego Springs - 17 Palms Loop Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego Springs - 17 Palms Loop Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego Springs - 17 Palms Loop

    More Anza Borrego Hiking An easy hike close to 17 Palms with nice mud and gravel canyons. At 17 Palms Oasis hike North and keep in the left (West) Wash. A real firm wash for easy hiking. If you can't follow the G...

  • Distance
    8.20mi
    Elevation +
    1936f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego Springs - Old Kane  Mile 1.7 Loop Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego Springs - Old Kane  Mile 1.7 Loop Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego Springs - Old Kane  Mile 1.7 Loop

    More Anza Borrego Hiking A lot of boulders, that sums up the loop in these canyons. The canyon is hidden behind the red boulder hill. The return canyon is the one with the huge amount of boulders. Start hiking ...

  • Distance
    9.31mi
    Elevation +
    469f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego Springs - Big Wash Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego Springs - Big Wash Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego Springs - Big Wash

    More Anza Borrego Hiking A hike along small sand dunes in a wider wash, along mud hills and in narrow slot like canyons. At point park hike cross country, North/East until you meet the actual wash. Hike up the Big...

  • Distance
    2.91mi
    Elevation +
    512f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo ofCalifornia Borrego Springs 1-5-17 Palms Hike Photo ofCalifornia Borrego Springs 1-5-17 Palms Hike Photo ofCalifornia Borrego Springs 1-5-17 Palms Hike

    More Anza Borrego Hiking See the Fonds Wash to Arroya 4x4 trail for the description how to get to the trail head. This is one of the most scenic trails in the area. The trail starts at a small parking at Una Palma whe...

  • Distance
    2.23mi
    Elevation +
    394f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego Springs - Hawk Canyon Loop Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego Springs - Hawk Canyon Loop Photo ofCalifornia - Borrego Springs - Hawk Canyon Loop

    More Anza Borrego Hiking The hawk canyon is one of the nicest small canyons in the park, the hike gives you best views. 50 Yards past the crossing into Hawk canyon, park. Take the small wash on the left and start ...

  • Distance
    8.02mi
    Elevation +
    1037f
    TrailRank
    21
    Photo ofAlma Wash and Starfish Creek - Anza Borrego Photo ofAlma Wash and Starfish Creek - Anza Borrego

    Great hike through Alma Wash. Afoot and Afield in SD book says to head due West after reaching the low-level hill, but consider breaking West 1/2 mile earlier. You'll find a much easier route to the entrance of Starfish ...

  • Distance
    2.76mi
    Elevation +
    522f
    TrailRank
    19
    Photo ofCalifornia Borrego Springs Slot Canyon Trail Photo ofCalifornia Borrego Springs Slot Canyon Trail Photo ofCalifornia Borrego Springs Slot Canyon Trail

    More Anza Borrego Hiking Start at the beginning of the dirt road, or with a 4x4 start at point [9]. Head north on the dirt road and at [2] keep left at the crossing. Before entering the Slot canyon, head northeast, ...

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