Anza Borrego State Park is a 5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Julian, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and off road driving and is accessible year-round.
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Anza Borrego State Park: California Riding and Hiking Trail is a trail that is in California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Not to be confused with the Pacific Crest Trail.
We did this hike in early march 2011. We turned it into an over night backpacking trip no permit or anything required. park at the visitor center for free. there was no one else on the trail once we got far enough and later in the afternoon. We lounged around in the different pools and rinsed off under the waterfalls. It was a great trail perfect for a quick turn around trip. Would never go in the summer way too hot and be prepared to climb some boulders and make your own trail since it tends to disappear but your in a slot canyon so you can't get lost.
Wonderfully quiet. The first 2/3 of the trail is relatively easy. The last 1/3 requires climbing over some boulders. For a recreational hiker like us, I would rate it moderate. You have to be able to climb a bit to get to the end where you are treated to a small waterfall. and beautiful view. We went the 3rd of March. I certainly would not go in the summer when the temps soar. This spring the flowers were not too great as they didn't have enough rain, but we will go again next year. Great outing!