There are 110 miles of exquisite desert hiking trails in this, the second largest state park in the lower 48. The park features native palm oases, desert bighorn sheep, slot canyons, Native American history and more – along with no-fee, dispersed wilderness camping in nearly all of its 600,000 acres.

Viewing 26 of 26 Hikes

Cactus Loop

Cactus Loop

Distance: .7 mi

Time: .5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 214 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Truckhaven Rocks

Truckhaven Rocks

Distance: 1.5 mi

Time: 1 hrs

Elevation Gain: 250 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Rainbow Canyon

Rainbow Canyon

Distance: 2 mi

Time: 1.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 400 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Culp Valley Loop

Culp Valley Loop

Distance: 2 mi

Time: 1 hrs

Elevation Gain: 400 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Mine Peak

Mine Peak

Distance: 2.4 mi

Time: 2 hrs

Elevation Gain: 750 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Mountain Palm Springs

Mountain Palm Springs

Distance: 3 mi

Time: 1.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 350 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Borrego Palm Canyon

Borrego Palm Canyon

Distance: 3 mi

Time: 1.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 525 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Sheep Canyon

Sheep Canyon

Distance: 3 mi

Time: 4 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1100 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Calcite Mine

Calcite Mine

Distance: 4 mi

Time: 2 hrs

Elevation Gain: 120 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

West Butte Borrego Mountain and The Slot

West Butte Borrego Mountain and The Slot

Distance: 4.6 mi

Time: 2.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 750 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Lower Willows

Lower Willows

Distance: 4.3 mi

Time: 2.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 350 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Combs Peak

Combs Peak

Distance: 4.5 mi

Time: 3 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1200 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Hellhole Canyon

Hellhole Canyon

Distance: 5 mi

Time: 2.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 900 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Canyon Sin Nombre

Canyon Sin Nombre

Distance: 5 mi

Time: 3 hrs

Elevation Gain: 750 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Whale Peak

Whale Peak

Distance: 5.5 mi

Time: 4 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1700 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Goat Canyon Trestle via Mortero Palms

Goat Canyon Trestle via Mortero Palms

Distance: 5.5 mi

Time: 6 hrs

Elevation Gain: 2200 ft

Difficulty: Strenuous

Sandstone Canyon

Sandstone Canyon

Distance: 7 mi

Time: 4 hrs

Elevation Gain: 800 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

The Domelands

The Domelands

Distance: 7 mi

Time: 5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1200 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Granite Mountain

Granite Mountain

Distance: 7 mi

Time: 8 hrs

Elevation Gain: 3400 ft

Difficulty: Expert

San Ysidro Mountain

San Ysidro Mountain

Distance: 7.8 mi

Time: 9 hrs

Elevation Gain: 4560 ft

Difficulty: Expert

Bow Willow and Rockhouse Canyons

Bow Willow and Rockhouse Canyons

Distance: 8.6 mi

Time: 5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1000 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Diablo Peak via June Wash

Diablo Peak via June Wash

Distance: 8.2 mi

Time: 5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1250 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Indianhead Mountain

Indianhead Mountain

Distance: 8.3 mi

Time: 8 hrs

Elevation Gain: 3200 ft

Difficulty: Strenuous

Split Mountain

Split Mountain

Distance: 10.9 mi

Time: 5.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 800 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Ghost Mountain and the Pictograph Trail

Ghost Mountain and the Pictograph Trail

Distance: 14.7 mi

Time: 7 hrs

Elevation Gain: 778 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Rabbit Peak via Villager Peak

Rabbit Peak via Villager Peak

Distance: 22.7 mi

Time: 18 hrs

Elevation Gain: 8300 ft

Difficulty: Expert

5 Comments

Susie Flores Mar 4, 2019 16:03

Love this website. Great information on Anza Borrego. Do you know anyone that would be interested in leading a hike in this area that is 8-10 miles. We have never been here. Some of the trails look like they are hard to find. Thanks.

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Casey Schreiner Jan 8, 2018 10:01In reply to: Cody

Hey Cody - we're doing some behind the scenes tweaks to the Hike Finder right now that will hopefully help speed up those searches.

We change the front page content at least once a week, so stuff that lives there usually doesn't live there for a very long time. However, if you started typing "Anza" into the Finder, you should get a result for the Park itself. Anywhere where we have a lot of trails in a region will have a set region page like this one, and they do show up in the Hike Finder. Hopefully that helps!

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Cody Jan 3, 2018 15:01

I don't know why, but this page is impossible to find within your site. I know it was on the main page a few days ago but does not appear when I use the Find a Hike feature. I had to do a Google search to get here. I love your re-design but I find the Find a Hike feature to work only 50% of the time.

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The Lombax With Spunk Mar 27, 2017 13:03

I was just there 2 days ago. It is phenomenal. Palm Canyon will not disappoint.

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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Mar 8, 2017 16:03

Ah yes this is great! I can't wait for the wildflowers to start blooming with all the rain we have gotten it will surely be spectacular!

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