Culp Valley Loop Culp Valley Primitive Campground hike Culp Valley Trail to Culp Valley Overlook California Riding and Hiking Trail to Peña Springs in the San Ysidro Mountains in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
If you like mountain views without a mountainous amount of effort, set out on Culp Valley Loop. This 2.2-mile hike with 200 feet of elevation change begins from Culp Valley Primitive Campground in the San Ysidro Mountains west of Borrego Springs. The campground is just off Montezuma Highway, the main road into the park from the west, making Culp Valley Loop a convenient first stop for... Read more.
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Tagged with · California State Parks · Free Trails · San Ysidro Mountains · Wheelchair-Friendly
Distance: 2.2 miles · Elevation change: 200 feet
By: Published: Last updated: May 6, 2017
Culp Valley Campground Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Culp Valley Primitive Camping California Desert
Culp Valley is a primitive campground in the San Ysidro Mountains west of Borrego Springs. At 3,375 feet above sea level, the campground a cradled by peaks. Here's what Culp Valley Primitive Campground doesn't have: water, picnics tables, fire rings, and charcoal grills. Here is what the campground does have: vault toilets and ground to put a tent on. That's why they call it primitive... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 16, 2018
Crown Prince Lookout Trail in Joshua Tree National Park Crown Prince Overlook hike World War Two Lookout Point Joshua Tree hike
Joshua Tree National Park has a lot of interesting history, like old gold mines and Native America sites. Crown Prince Lookout highlights another period of the park's history, when a warning station for World War II airplanes was located atop a granite formation near today's overlook. The lookout and a second nearby viewpoint can be reached via an easy 3.25-mile round trip hike up an old... Read more.
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Tagged with · National Parks · Off Trail
Distance: 3.25 miles · Elevation change: 50 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 9, 2018
Ryan Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park Ryan Mountain Ruins hike Ryan Campground trail to Ryan Ranch Joshua Tree National Park California
Despite the harshness of the desert environment, some people actually made a home in what is now Joshua Tree National Park. Miners, Jepp and Tom Ryan built a large house next to Ryan Mountain in 1898. Over a hundred years later, much of their old adobe structure still stands and can be easily visited today. Two routes lead to the ruins of Ryan Ranch. If you are staying at Ryan... Read more.
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Tagged with · National Parks · Ruins
Distance: 1.2 miles · Elevation change: 85 feet
By: Published: Last updated: June 7, 2017
Bajada Trail in Joshua Tree National Park Bajada All-Access Nature Trail hike California desert botany trail
Bajada All-Access Nature Trail is located on the southeast side of Joshua Tree National Park between the 10 Freeway and the Cottonwood Visitor Center. The hike, which you could do in flip-flops or tennis shoes, is a 0.3-mile loop with about 5 feet of elevation change. If that wears you out, there are three benches along the way where you can pause to admire the vegetation and scenery. ... Read more.
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Distance: 0.3 miles · Elevation change: 5 feet
By: Published: Last updated: April 17, 2017