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Blair Valley Trail is a 11.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Julian, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and ohv/off road driving.

Distance: 11.3 miles Elevation Gain: 918 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

ohv / off road driving

views

wild flowers

no dogs

OHV’s are not allowed in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, all vehicles must be highway legal.

no shade
off trail
8 months ago

ohv/off road driving
Tue Jun 25 2019

really fun and easy trail for beginners. Jeep 4x4 was perfect for the sandy road.

hiking
off trail
Fri Apr 26 2019

Sat Apr 13 2019

Found this as a off-road trail and for having an off road truck it wasn’t anything spectacular to drive on. The terrain was easy but the view was actually amazing though. Great view of the desert bloom from all the rain.

hiking
no shade
Tue Apr 02 2019

This trail is super easy. Pretty much any car can do it. Pretty sure I saw a Miata out there haha. Lots of cool places to stop and walk around

Sat Mar 30 2019

beautiful place to come and visit during the day even more spectacular and night time to stargaze listen to Wild Life beautiful camping area

ohv/off road driving
Sun Jan 27 2019

Great easy drive. Weren’t there late enough as this would be an amazing place to stargaze or pitch the tent for the night. Will definitely come back.

ohv/off road driving
Tue Sep 04 2018

I grew up camping out in Blair Valley and Little Blair Valley. The Morteros Trail, Marshal South and Pictographs hikes are all amazing. The road is always nicely groomed, I've even seen a Prius or 2 bombing the road.

Sun Aug 26 2018

Easy to moderate hike. The weather is a lot better than Borrego Springs - still high desert, altitude keeps it cooler. This is one of my favorite spots not just to hike but to STARGAZE. It’s flanked by mountains all around. That keeps away the light pollution from the big cities west and north. Saw the Perseid meteor showers. Wow! Shooting stars, Milky Way looks best on a no moon night / the night was perfect. Start early and get a good camp site. Campers - please keep noises down. Nature is for everyone to enjoy. The amazing dark sky, stillness of nature is what we want to enjoy - not your constant ramble.

Wed Aug 01 2018

I took the trail on Sunday and I didn’t see some areas in the pics people took the ones where you drive between the rocks the trails were never that wide and couldn’t find that area and I drove everywhere and didn’t see those spots

mountain biking
Sat Jan 13 2018

Camped in Little Blair valley on the east side of the trail. Several primitive campsites encircle the valley, which gets filled with wildflowers in the spring. Biked the entire route with a buddy; great ride, strenuous at times and some soft sandy sections, but great scenery. Hiked up the indian trail at the southeast end of the loop the next day, its about 3 miles in and back from the trailhead. There are several morteros and Native American petroglyphs on the large rocks in the valley. Heading back it started to rain pretty good, be careful getting out, there are some muddy bits of track on the Big Blair (west loop) side of the range.

Sat Nov 25 2017

it's quite lovely !!!!!!!

ohv/off road driving
Mon Oct 02 2017

Easy dirt trails weaving through a valley in a desert mountain range. There is a lot to do up here and many historic and archaeological goodies to see. The vegetation is still desert, but more lush than in the lower elevations of Anza-Borrego, there are a lot of great views and good campsites.

Wed Aug 23 2017

Yes

ohv/off road driving
Mon May 08 2017

Well maintained dirt roads with a lot of secluded campsites. Bathrooms at the Blair Valley entrance. Hike all of the trails off the road, you won't be disappointed! Pictographs, Morteros, and Marshal South Home trails are all quick, easy, and well worth the effort.

Mon Oct 17 2016

fun, easy trail. 4x4 not needed. There is a vault restroom at one end. I liked having a few mini hikes to stop at, like the pictographs. It's at great trail if you're looking to build your off road driving skills.

mountain biking
Thu Jan 22 2015

Great off roading location. We ended up on it by accident on a weekend exploration of various trails. As always with desert trails, make sure you have extra fuel and water. Add a nice hike by locating the Marshall South Trail head that winds up the mountain to Marshall Souths house.

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recorded Blair Valley Trail

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recorded Blair Valley Trail

ohv/off road driving
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ohv/off road driving
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hiking
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hiking
9 months ago

recorded Blair Valley Trail

hiking
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hiking
Sat May 25 2019

hiking
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hiking
Sat Mar 30 2019

hiking
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hiking
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