Wind Caves Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews

Wind Caves Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Borrego Springs, California that features a cave and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from October until March.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
262 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

walking

cave

views

rocky

no dogs

From San Diego take I8 east to S2 north to Hwy 78 east. At Ocotillo Wells take Split Mountain road to the entrance to Fish Creek wash. Follow the wash to the trail head.

hiking
28 days ago

Easy hike up, great for kids. Go early in the morning to avoid crowds. On a Saturday we hiked past the caves to summit Split Mountain(East). There was no one there at 8am. When we came back through around 11am there were about 30 people there.

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy hike with great views and awesome wind caves. The initial ascent is steep and rocky, but not in any way a reason to avoid this destination. Kids will love it too. Looks like something from a sci-fi movie. Definitely need a vehicle with good clearance and better with 4wd. Access is through a sandy/rocky wash. The trip in to the trailhead through the canyon is scenic too.

hiking
2 months ago

Great little trail with spectacular views.

2 months ago

absolutely beautiful - we've done this a few times including a two day backpack trip

hiking
10 months ago

I thought it was a really good hike...fast up then get to see the wind caves and back down you go. Awesomeness. Would not recommend any car try to get out to this location. A lot of lose sand, we took our 4x4 truck out to this.

11 months ago

Super short hike with incredible views and awesome features. This is definitely worth checking out. Although you should probably have a vehicle with a good amount of clearance because the road is a little gnarly. Smaller cars not recommended.

hiking
Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The dirty road to the trail head was quite bumpy, and we passed the trail was alittle hard to find! over all the trail was great, just watch you step there is lots of the loose rocks and gravel but it was well worth the drive out! the views are wonderful!:)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

great trail

hiking
Sunday, March 13, 2016

Nice short trail that anyone from 12-55 can navigate. Very scenic, especially when you get to the wind caves.

hiking
Monday, February 22, 2016

Hiked it today, nice and short. Was worth the views!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The hike wasn't scenic and when you finally get there the caves are a little underwhelming.

hiking
Thursday, December 29, 2011

Loved it! The drive though the mountain was so cool and the veiw from the top of the trail is awsome.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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