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Culp Valley Overlook Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Borrego Springs, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until May.

Length 3.6 mi Elevation gain 843 ft Route type Loop
Wheelchair friendly Kid friendly Stroller friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Views Wild flowers Wildlife No dogs
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WHEELCHAIR accessible all the way to the overlook.

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Jim Walker
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Hiking

This is a rewarding hiking trail if you can locate the starting trailhead. Directions: Once you get off the entrance at S22, stay left as the road forks. You'll hit a dead-end road loop, as shown in my picture. From there look directly North. Follow that about 30 yards or so and you'll be on the trail heading directly west. You could easily make this an entire day's' hike by following the trail West up the hills and then down, cross the highway at S22, then hike on through the South-Eastern facing rails. Gave it three stars for the annoyance of trailhead being poorly marked (causing us to wander around for an hour before finding the trailhead). The scenery and views are really quite bland compared to the "palm" trails nearby. Still a solid hike with enjoyable for happy hikers. We're walking... Enjoy!

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John Whitney
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Hiking

Simple trail easy to follow as it is well established. Easily walked it with my 3 year old. Nice over look views of Borrego Springs below.

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Antonia Jensen
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Hiking

Trail signage a little confusing to newcomer. Some signs down. But a wonderful time was had. Not too strenuous. Beautiful spring day.

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Blake Hughes
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Hiking

trail just kind of ends on this map but keeps going in reality. doesn't lead to a peak.

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Rebecca Shute
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Hiking

Nice, easy walk. Fairly well marked. Would have liked to have seen some wildflowers but I guess it’s too early yet.

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Robert Doane-Solomon
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Really not many people. Fantastic views and variety

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John Petersen
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Hiking

Culp Valley offers incredible views of Borrego Springs and out even to the Salton Sea. The vastness of the desert below brings a feeling of humbled vulnerability. I will keep coming back to this beautiful spot for this view! Trails can be steep at times. As always, pack lots of water, wear good shoes, and bring moleskin and foot powder in case of blistering.

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Michael Pullen
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More of a walk then a hike . This trial is very well maintained easy and I believe wheelchair accessible all the way to the overlook . Nice views of Borrego Springs and beyond . There are a lot more trials here in all directions . We have hiked here many times and still haven't hit all the trials that can be reached from this one area

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Liddy Loree
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Abby Bierzychudek
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Camilr Attell
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Kathleen Richards
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nancy bour
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Joe Joe
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arnie sugar
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Laura Moore-Dempsey
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Glenn Button
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Lauren Doucette
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Lesley Christensen
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Trish Kness
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Jordan King
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Javier Sanchez
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Becky Yoder
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Andrew Hendrix
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David Pugh
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Michael C,
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