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Borrego Springs: Palm Canyon Trail

Rating *****
length 3.3 mile - 2 hour 10 minutes (one way). Moderate / (beyond the palm oasis) Hard .
Height 840 - 770 - 1500 feet
Access All Cars, all paved. At the Visitor Centre in the large parking area, or at the campground (closer) in the large parking area.
Other Trails None
Data To download these files, right-click the link and choose 'save as' |--| .GPX (GPS file) |-----| .KML (Google Earth file)

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  • Start at the Visitor Center, or at the campground.
    Follow the well marked trail up to the canyon. At point [4] there is a small pond, where we spotted a bighorn sheep close by.
    At point [5] the nature trail heads back on another trial to point [4]. Walk towards the palm oasis [6], the trail ends here.
    But it is possible to head on, stay clear of the palm trees (they may die by damaged roots) and move left above the oasis.
    Because of the scrubs wear long pants. This part can be a bit scary at parts and it is difficult to find the right path.
    After that some stretches are excellent but on others it is hard to find the easiest way along and over the large boulders.

    Palm Canyon Trail
    Disclamer: Read this first before you start your hike.
    Contact: usa/at/e/f/m/e/r/.eu (leave out the /)
    All hikes recorded on pocket loox (pocket PC) using gpsTuner(.com)
    Hiking Palm Canyon Trail Borrego Springs Area (Anza-Borrego Desert State Park) California, Hike with gps, gpx and kml (Google Earth).