Canyon Sin Nombre

MODERATE 10 reviews

Canyon Sin Nombre is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Julian, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from November until April.

5.8 miles
705 feet
Out & Back





mountain biking

nature trips



wild flowers




no shade

no dogs

Schad hike into Canyon Sin Nombre. Includes a neat slot canyon and a view.

4 months ago

This trail is the museum of geology.

8 months ago

Awesome beauty BUT cactus spines and dogs don’t go together.

11 months ago

Beautiful colors on the canyon walls. Check out the branching slot canyon about halfway up for a great view across the plateau.

off road driving
Thursday, April 06, 2017

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.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Beautiful walk down the canyon. Take water.

Friday, December 11, 2015

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.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

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
Saturday, September 18, 2010

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!

5 months ago

5 months ago