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.

3 months ago

This trail is the museum of geology.

6 months ago

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

9 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!

3 months ago

3 months ago