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We went to the top for the view and came back through the canyon. Fun finding calcite pieces. We had a lot of fun on this trail.

8 days ago

Great hike! I can’t wait to go there again :p

hiking
21 days ago

This is a scenic and relatively easy desert hike. We didn't see any rams but it was still worth it. To avoid the heat, I began at around 4:30pm and got back at around 6:30 (fall time). It got dark fast so bring a headlamp or flashlight if you go in the late afternoon / early evening. And of course, bring at least 2 litters of water per person (the park recommends 1 gallon per person, but I don't think that's necessary unless you're going during the day on a hot day, which I wouldn't recommend anyway.

This hike, while better in the spring, is always a favorite of mine when I’m visiting family in So Cal and have half a day for the drive and the hike.

No water right now but super nice hike.

This location does not have any of the sculptures in the post . The sculptures are off borrego springs road near big horn road and the others are south on borrego springs road just past tubb canyon rd. I did not venture out to this trail but found all sculptures photographed, Your best bet to see the sculptures is head over to the visitor center and get a free map. The one star rating is just for incorrect photos.

Great transitional trail from oak woodlands to chaparral. There are some exceptionally old oak which do not fail to impress. Highly recommend this trail when there’s some inclement weather, or just post weather.

hiking
29 days ago

Great, easy slot Canyon. Have to scramble a little to get down to the trail but it’s pretty easy.

After walking through the slot nice hole continues to a view of Fonts Point from the reverse and some miniature wind caves.

Good hike for summer as a lot of it is shaded.

29 days ago

Great little hike! We did it in reverse which I recommend!

hiking
29 days ago

This was a great trial however at the time we hiked it there wasn’t much water. The alternate route on the way back is more up hill than the main route. But we did it because I like to do ‘ loop’ trails (it looks better on Strava.lol). Also there is a $10 fee when you enter this part of the park.

1 month ago

This was a really cool short and easy trail. It had some really nice geological features. Some parts of the slots gets really tight. We had started our hike a little later in the day, but the weather was awesome and the 2nd half of the trail was all shaded. Since the trail is a loop we decided to start the trail from heading West (if facing the slots head left) from the parking. It'll take you through a dirt road (4wd vehicle use this trail too) until you finally hit a steep hill. Go down the hill to the right and head towards the slots. There is a faster option of getting to the slots which is starting at the end and either doing the loop in that direction or turning around at the end of the slots and head back the same way you came in. If you decide to start in reverse remember they're is that steep hill with loose sand you'll have to go up. We found it most rewarding doing it the way we did. But we ran into other hikers that did it in reverse.

I loved this hike. The path is great mix of forest and open areas. The first part is with good tree cover and you are passing through a forest, parts of it have a enchanted vibe. Then around mile 2 it opens high bush layout and then changes to open plain with short grass. I saw plenty of birds, rabbits, and squirrels. On this day, I only met other hikers on my way back, just starting for the day. The final prize is awesome. Eagle rock, as you approach it from afar it does look too interesting, but once you circle around the final turn, you understand! Loved it! The hike is little away from things but worth the drive.

The trail is easy to following and just beautiful... that said, this is a HOT hike. I am a well-acclimated desert dweller and heat is not a problem for me, also I am an avid hiker. This was just over 3 miles of what I would consider an easy walk, but even I got a little over heated in this sunny canyon. I am only saying this so that people may take the warning and carry enough water... the park suggests no less than 1 gallon per person and I would certainly agree with that. With the proper supplies, this is a lovely walk with some very interesting geology! Saw a huge herd of Big Horn. Loved it.

This was a great hike through varied ecosystems including oak forests, cacti/chaparral, and meadows. We went in early October, and had great weather. Our seven year old son enjoyed the hike as well.

There was no traffic noise or airplane noise, just birds and frogs. We saw a coyote and some turkeys, and the hikers we passed spotted a mountain lion.

The way out is a gradual uphill climb, making the trip back faster and easier.

on Fonts Point

off road driving
1 month ago

Excellent views

Fun hike to a very interesting rock formation. Will do this again in the spring when everything is greener.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail! It's a slow inclined to the rock so it is much easier going back. The only thing I wish I knew before going is BRING BUG SPRAY. There were so many flies and bugs getting in our eyes while we were near the trees.

Super cute hike!!

I liked this hike because you can do some exploring I found three mines the biggest one was on a path that leads down a kind of steep hill when you get to where the trail forks off in a few directions some time I want to go back and explore the mines inside

First do not follow the directions from the app. They take you to The Slot not the sculptues. You need to go to the city of Borrego Springs to see them. This was fun driving right up to the sculptures we got there late so we got a nice treat of the sunset all around us.

I love the trails

walking
2 months ago

Nice little trail. Well maintained and not much incline. Took us about an hour each way (my wife, dog and I) wasn’t too challenging, but very scenic and the destination is definitely worth the trip! Will be doing this trail again next time I’m in town.

Incredible trail with beautiful views from desert to forest. Definately worth the trip and bring lots of water! Best to go early before hand. Took between 2 hours to 2.5 hours. Don't use Google maps to get there, use this apps map as Google will bring you to a privet, closed property right beside the rock rather than the trail head. The Trail head is to the right of the fire station about 20 metres.

This is for those of you that have never been here before like me. I got a bit confused where to enter for the start of the trail you have to enter a cattle gate to the right of the fire station by the street.I was hesetent to enter because it looked like private property to me. I did enjoy this hike it's not very hard but it was hot so of course bring a lot of water unless you're a camel. I even got to see a deer and a giant jack rabbit which was cool. I loved the shade in the beginning I bet the open fields are very pretty when it gets all green I will go back in the rain season to see new growth.

3 months ago

it was a lot of fun, but not a year round trail. I'd definitely avoid this place in the summer. the description saying it's shaded and cool is inaccurate; most of the trail,even inside the canyon, is in the full brunt of the sun.

The trail starts out on sandstone hills, then declines gradually into the slot canyon. once inside, the trail is extremely narrow. I could barely fit through with my day pack on. my husband wouldn't be able to fit through most of the trail as he's a big guy, and I was scraping my legs and arms on the walls as I passed.

Fortunately, the views inside the canyon make it totally worth it. It was even worth the heat! Would be a beautiful hike in the winter or spring, when the sun isn't so hot.

hiking
3 months ago

Go early in the morning if you can to avoid the high heat. It is a fairly easy hike. The areas through the slot are not very big. Bring lots of water and sunscreen. 4WD is not required to get to the trailhead parking lot, but not sure I would recommend going with a low ground clearance car.

Loved this trail!! Saw a bunny and some Bighorn sheep while on this trail!

Very nice afternoon hike. I took my son and 4 year old grandson. My grandson did fine walking down, but was too tired to walk back up so my son put him on his shoulders and carried him back. A good workout for all of us. We found two mines along the way which is what makes the hike worthwhile. Bring plenty of water and do it while everything is still green.

off road driving
5 months ago

Some moderately rough spots but my stock 2002 Land Cruiser didn’t have any issue with any of it. Recommend for some fun wheelin.

DO NOT follow the “getting there” directions (do not turn left down chihuahua or go down any dirt road), just keep following the original road all the way down to the fire station, and park at the information center. Trail is on THE SAME SIDE OF THE ROAD as the fire station on the right hand side when facing the building, NOT the side of the road with the info center and PCT sign. Also keep in mind this route approaches the rock formation from behind, so be on the look out for the trail split once you hit 3.2 miles! Be sure to bring plenty of water, direct sun is a killler for 2/3 of the way there/back.

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