Hellhole Canyon is backed up against the San Ysidro Mountains just southwest of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center in Borrego Springs. The ominously named canyon is home to Maidenhair Falls, a seasonal 20-foot waterfall that makes a refreshing hiking destination on a hot day in the California desert. If you are visiting the park in early spring, or any... Read more.
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By: hikespeak Last updated: December 7, 2013
Borrego Palm Canyon is a wide trench descending west to east down the San Ysidro Mountains just west of Borrego Springs. The creation of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park began in the 1930s with the protection of this palm-filled canyon. The popularity of the trail exploring Borrego Palm Canyon has endured, even as the park has expanded to protect a thousand square miles of... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 4, 2013
The hike to Lost Palms Oasis departs from Cottonwood Spring on the east side of Joshua Tree. There is actually a smaller oasis, Cottonwood Springs Oasis, right at the trailhead. From there, the trail heads east on a 7.2-mile round-trip track to Lost Palms Oasis.The short trek to Mastodon Peak can be visited in combination with this hike as they share the same trail... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: November 22, 2013
There is a secluded palm tree oasis on the north end of Joshua Tree National Park. The trail to Fortynine Palms Oasis is located off Park Boulevard, which reduces the number of hikers this trail receives. The trail has its own access road into the park with no ranger station, which is an added bonus for anyone passing through the high desert and wanting to go on a great... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 22, 2013
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