Indian Hill & Carrizo Palms Trail is a 6.5 mile loop trail located near Julian, CA and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from November until April.
Went to Indian Hill while in the area for a hike to the Goat Canyon Trestle. First off, you will definitely need an off-road capable car to get to the trailhead, 4x4 recommended (as you can tell from the other review). A lot of cool things are out there though; the remains of the old Dos Cabeza train station, the Dos Cabeza Limestone Mine, and of course Indian Hill. Saw a lot of cool morteros and some very well preserved pictographs. Definitely recommend this hike during the winter or early spring. A little hard to find, but worth it when you do!
1. Whoever said this hike is near Julian is dead wrong. It's actually 58 miles away. This trail is in the middle of nowhere - Ocotillo, CA.
2. We couldn't even reach the trail head because the 6.5 mile unpaved road was impassable by car. We tried for about a mile and almost got stuck in the 2.5 feet of sand. Hell no!
3. I wish we would have known what the conditions were like prior to driving the two hours out there. Hopefully this helps someone else.
Great trail - can also make this from Jacumba ending at Indian Hill.
Flowers were still great in April.