Canyon Sin Nombre

MODERATE 5 reviews

Canyon Sin Nombre is a 8.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Julian, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from November until April.

8.4 miles 708 feet Out & Back



mountain biking

nature trips




off road driving
19 days ago

Good basic 4 wheel drive trail One tiny rough spot otherwise soft sand and basic hill. Tight walls and excellent camping. Opens nicely to a larger wash that you can follow a ways and pick the highway up again.

1 month ago

Beautiful walk down the canyon. Take water.

1 year ago

A nice hike through a narrow canyon with many geological features. There were many people there when we hiked it! The "trail" is a jeep road which gets quite a bit of traffic. A nice walk from the road or drive a mile to the canyon opening. Went in the fall, spring would be best due to lack of greenery.

5 years ago

I've made this trip quite a few times. Will probably go again thanksgiving weekend. It's a blast. Fairly easy with a non modified 4x4 as long as you take it easy in some of the rougher parts. The mud caves are one of my favorite parts, I can spend hours going in and out of all the little sections. There are some high points you can climb to, and get a pretty good view around. Highly recommended for a family trip to the desert. Also Aqua Caliente is nearby if you want to hit the hot springs.

off road driving
6 years ago

Awesome trip to take for a day off road. Its a wash type off road with a few rock gardens, need some ground clearance for the first rock garden.. Love the mud caves and explored in some of them which was amazing. Bring a headlamp if you plan to do any exploring!