The Slot

EASY 125 reviews

The Slot is a 2.3 mile heavily 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 accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
301 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Slot Canyon is an unmaintained trail off a sand road, far from most visitor traffic. Here, flash floods formed a breathtaking slot canyon. At points, forty-foot high walls arch above a foot-wide canyon floor.

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2 days ago

Totally worth the drive!

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10 days ago

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19 days ago

Took a break from dirt bike riding in Ocotillo Wells this afternoon and went on an awesome hike through the slot canyon. Definitely recommend this hike!

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20 days ago

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2 months ago

Exceeds expectations! The trailhead is easier to find these days since the signage has improved. Recommend considering doing the loop clockwise to avoid having to clambor up the steep hill at the end.

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4 months ago

Hot but definitely worth it! Had to maneuver around people a bit but the slot was very cool to look at and walk through... do it! Can be hard to find because the sign is not prominent on the road.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

It's not a hard hike, but man, it was worth finding. It was peaceful and there are plenty of crevices to explore. It's family friendly also. It's not hard to find. The sign says "The Slot" go straight down into the canyon and turn left.

hiking
6 months ago