South Coyote Canyon Trail

HARD 6 reviews

South Coyote Canyon Trail is a 19.8 mile out and back trail located near Borrego Springs, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for off road driving.

DISTANCE
19.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2591 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

off road driving

views

wild flowers

rocky

no dogs

off road driving
2 months ago

It's closed from June 1st to September 30th. Not worth the drive to go there.

off road driving
5 months ago

High clearance four wheel drive is necessary. This is probably one of the most secluded places in ABDSP in part because it's not very accessible. Baily's cabin is great place to spend the weekend. Motorized vehicles are not allowed past Upper Willows. It is clearly marked with park signs. There is no through access to Borrego Springs and if your caught trying to drive through the fines are steep.

off road driving
7 months ago

Went at night time ~ month ago...really washed out with all of the rain this year. Fun trail but could be a little confusing at times. Got lost on the trail for about 2 hours but had fun trying to figure out how to get out. Bailey's cabin was sweet!

9 months ago

hiking
Thursday, January 10, 2013

The trail was a little disappointing in my opinion it starts off as a sandy dirt road that leads to the beginning of the trail. The watt crossings where pretty pleasing would of liked a little more water. Suggestion look when the wet season is and go then you'll have a better time. The trail then turns to rocky climb don't be fooled I say that lightly the rocks have all shift by now into perfect place it's kinda like driving on a cobble stone road. It's exciting for people new to off-road driving. Then a fun little down hill on a dirt trail little rolling whoops and hard uneven cuts. Then this is where I start to complain there's a few trail signs and nothing really says coyote canyon it breaks off into different trails and its easy to get confused. If you take them all the back to the end it goes from a sandy wash to a rocky creek bed its slow going. Overall for beginners it's quiet fun but for anyone with a bit of skill I'd look for a little harder of a trail.

off road driving
Friday, November 11, 2011

Trail starts out easy through sandy wash and a few spotty rock gardens. There are three water crossing and then the trail gets more challenging with a climb up a very rocky area that lasts a good while until you end up on top and then the trail drops back into a sandy wash with camping areas.