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Fonts Point is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Borrego Springs, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is best used from November until April.

Length 7.9 mi Elevation gain 547 ft Route type Out & Back

Scenic driving

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

No shade

No dogs

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A must-see. Easy, short sand wash that ends overlooking badlands. View is spectacular, especially at sunset. Wouldn't recommend this for 2wd vehicles as it's very easy to get bogged down in the soft sand, however, some people do take them. OHV’s are not allowed in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, all vehicles must be highway legal.

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Xiaokang Zhang
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Soft sand, no problem for stock Outback with stock tire, would not recommend vehicle without AWD or 4WD

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Andrew P
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Hiking

Road and trail are open as of 7/11/20. Unique and cool 4-mile drive on sand road to Font’s Point (do not attempt without 4-wheel drive). There are some cool places to stop and scramble/explore along the way if you so desire. We went on Saturday and it was empty except for us. Parking lot at the end is open and it’s only a short couple minute walk up to the various viewpoints. Sunrise/sunset are best but still amazing views during the day. Bring water, it’s hot! (106 deg by 0930).

Tony L.
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HikingClosed

We stopped on 05/05/20. The parking area fo trail has been closed. I guess you can try to park across the street in the wash or across on the side of road but we opted not to chance it. Most trails around the whole area are closed with orange fencing and signs. Note: Didn’t want to rate since we haven’t done the hike but AllTrails will not let me post this without a star rating.

Justin K
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Closed

Andrew Hendrix
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Hiking

Great view! Drove pretty much up to the trailhead. Started to rain so we booked it out of there. Subaru Outback with all season tires. Got a little muddy on the way out.

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Mandi Chestler
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Mountain biking

Great scenery! Not a good mountain bike ride due to deep sand the whole way!

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zhu Ada
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OHV/Off Road Driving

2019/12/29 Very easy, stunning view.

David W
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Incredible view of the badlands. Trail has loose sand due to driving in wash basin.

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Peter Druschke
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HikingNo shade

Gorgeous view, there is short walk (0.2 mile RT) to access the point at the end of the road, easy and well worth the views of the Borrego badlands. Road conditions are currently pretty good, no 4wd required if you avoid the loose sand at the sides of the main route. Watch out for drop-offs at the point especially with kids, there are no barriers and the edges are crumbly rock. Sign posted no dogs for walk to end of point.

Clarissa Andaya
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Scenic drivingNo shadeOff trailRocky

Easy trail, spectacular views, safe and patrolled by rangers. Separate vehicle route and hiking routes.

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Charlie Shevgert
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Best sunset in the desert by far

Sarah Kirk
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Hiking

You can drive right up to this point. We did it in a Jeep no problem! (You have to drive in very light sand) it’s totally fine with a four wheel drive vehicle. The view is SOOOO worth it. Go see the sun rise or set there! Both are spectacular.

Ji Ho Kim
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Whoa, went here for sunset on Memorial weekend. Definitely worth the views! Make sure to look all around, not just one direction. You can see everything, and with the sunset, AMAZING. We drove in in a 4Runner and got there with ease. We did see others in a Prius/sedans and seemed to have made it fine. But it was dusty and very windy. So if you are hiking, maybe take some protective gear. Many cars going in and out as well.

Jesse JunIm
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Very easy drive with a great view for either Sunrise or Sunset time! I got there little bit late and didn’t catch the sunlight in the valley but still it was spectacular with the badlands.

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Laura Rockett
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OHV/Off Road Driving

We drove rather than hike. The hike would probably be easy as the road it mostly flat and not too sandy. Whether you drive or hike - the view is worth it! We went for sunrise and it was beautiful. Saw several people camping on the route out and at the vista point.

Clay Thompson
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OHV/Off Road Driving

We did NOT hike this trail, but instead drove up it. We didn't see any hikers, but it would be an easy hike unless dealing with dust made by cars. The road is sandy and dry, but we made it in our SUV. We only saw one sedan-type car and it didn't look like they were having fun!! View was worth it. Get there maybe 40-50 mins before actual sunset as we missed it arriving at the actual time.

Larry Flores
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Hiking

Easy drive to the point. Detoured to thimble trail down into Short Wash, took it all the way to ocatillo wells. 4 wheel high deep sand in some spots very fun.

Phillip Marques
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Hiking

Would not recommend for a low clearance car. If you hike to the point from main road it’s a decent hike however... you will get dusty from passing vehicles. My 4x4 TRD OR did just fine in 2wd no need for 4x4.

Stuart Z
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OHV/Off Road Driving

20-30 min. drive up on unpaved, rocky, sandy wash. Well worth it, and best to see it during a sunrise and sunset.

David Ramirez
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Scenic driving

Super easy trail, sandy at some points. The end is a breath taking view of the Badlands.

Sam Park
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Breathtaking incredible view. Micro Grand Canyon. Easy trail, 4wd is recommended, but a 2wd truck/SUV will probably get thru. This trail was the first of many on the day we went. After we completed Fonts Point, we continued our off-roading expedition by driving east on Short Wash (1/2 way mark on Fonts Point trail) Short Wash will connect you to many different ‘un-reviewed’ trails, I would recommended only 4wd trucks/suvs to do this.

Extreme Road Trip
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OHV/Off Road Driving

don't go for the trail, go for the sunrise. one of the best you'll ever see.

Lil Hiker
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Excellent views

J Ayala
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Amazing views once you’re at the top. Easy trail for even 2wd and even saw a Prius C drive up at some point. Only had to engage 4Hi to back into a soft sand spot to set up our tent along the drive up. Overall great experience but make sure you’re prepped with shade, water and a portable restroom of sorts if you plan on spending the night along the trail somewhere.

Karen L
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Amazing view of the badlands at sunset! A guitarist playing and singing Eagle’s at the scene is definitely a bonus! Easy off road that you can’t get lost. No problem for first-time off roader with a Subaru’s outback!

Thomas Hovey
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OHV/Off Road Driving

3-10-18 I do recommend if you are in the area & have time you want to visit. https://goo.gl/maps/6sSSoEX9fjT2 unofficial trail head. I have used the longer of the two trails. Trails were good, but I wouldn't use a passenger car. I found areas that had some deeper loose sand that would stop a car, & 1 or 2 areas that would need a higher clearance vehicle. A stock 4wd works fine. The views are great,& found some nice photo opportunities. The activity level was steady flow of around 20-30 people. The area is clean thanks to all who visit that are respectful of our outdoor points of interest. I did not see any restroom or porta potties so plan ahead. Have fun! Thomas

Jesse Cumpian
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easy drive, great views

Danielle Bruce
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Amazing view of the badlands! Easy trail for 4x4. There are some areas of soft sand.

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