The Slot

EASY 30 reviews

The Slot is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Borrego Springs, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

2.3 miles 357 feet Loop

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

walking

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Slot Canyon is an unmaintained trail off a sand road, far from most visitor traffic. Here, flash floods formed a breathtaking slot canyon. At points, forty-foot high walls arch above a foot-wide canyon floor.

hiking
6 days ago

Was there just a couple days ago. Such an amazing place! There was a good amount of people there enjoying it, but it wasn't at all crowded.

hiking
14 days ago

Very interesting hike! The canyon gets pretty deep at some points and there are tons of ledges that you can climb onto which is a plus since I enjoy bouldering. Definitely worth it to also check out the visitor center and learn more about what caused the slot area to form.

hiking
26 days ago

Beautiful and amazing! As described, there's a short scramble down a rocky path to get to the trail. Did not keep going around the "loop" as it seemed the road just went on and on. turned back and walked through the slot again and walked right past the trail ò to the parking lot. oops. figured it out eventually. highly recommend this hike.

2 months ago

backpacking
6 months ago

An amazing spot to visit if you're in Anza, especially if it's the summer time and you want to escape some of the heat. The trail is easy/impossible to stray from and there's a parking area at the trailhead. I've seen alot of people confused after parking when trying to find out how to start it. So when you park facing the canyon, go to the right up a small hill and then turn left down into the canyon. DO NOT try an adventure when there's been rain or a chance of a flood coming, the trail is narrow, hence the name. And to be blunt, if you're a bigger person, you may have some problems when it gets tight. Besides that it's the best hike for kids or a simple walk close to Borrego Springs.

6 months ago

amazing!!!

7 months ago

One of the coolest trails in So cal

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

The hike is really short and easy but it's incredible. Something you don't get to see very often.

9 months ago

Hike is short but well worth seeing the beautiful canyon with amazing photo ops opportunity.

hiking
10 months ago

Very cool short hike. Gets tight is some places but very scenic.

hiking
10 months ago

Great sights. Easy to get to...even in small rental car. Highly recommend!

hiking
10 months ago

Super short hike but worth the photo opportunities. Really enjoyed it.

hiking
10 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

THE SLOT should be in everyone's bucket list :-) Awesome trail - great, unique and fun experience. Easy to miss the Buttes Pass road from 78, and a bit rough to get to the trail head, but once you are there - boy! This is it!

The trail is very easy - yes there are narrow passages but even a slightly large person can easily fit in. Not much elevation or anything strenuous, just a nice and easy walk. You will be amazed and awestruck with this canyon in the middle nowhere.

hiking
1 year ago

You drive down a dirt road for a little over a mile before getting to the parking lot.

Amazing little canyons with some parts that are super narrow which makes it even more fun. I had just finished watching Star Wars and it felt like I was walking through a mini Tatooine haha

hiking
1 year ago

Great hike

1 year ago

Great easy hike