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Yaqui Well Nature Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly 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 hiking, walking, and bird watching and is best used from October until April.

Length 1.7 mi Elevation gain 82 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Walking

Bird watching

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

No dogs

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A short, easy, scenic 1.6 mile loop hike through a desert nature trail to a historic watering hole in Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Easily accessible from Highway 78, this is a quick little hike you can hit on your way in or out of the park.

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Hue Huynh
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John Scampone
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2 mile hike

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Cathryn R.
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TJ Reinoso
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I always think of a hike as a walking trail. This was a disappointment because it’s a Jeep trail with no appreciable gain. We drove the Jeep over a sandy road that any conventional sedan would be okay on, looked around for the trailhead, but were already there. Explored around a bit. The Cactus Loop Trail across from Tamarisk Campground gets a high rating from me. Not so much this one.

Jay Ross
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This is one of those trails where you walk for a mile and a half and end up literally at a pull-out that you could have driven to. The path is rocky and parallels the road but it's up on a hillside, so you also have some completely pointless elevation gain. 2/10 Do not recommend.

Weekend Warrior
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Great trail to see a variety of cactus.

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Steph R.
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Lots of cactus!!

Dan Horowitz
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When I visited the "Well" in a so far dry winter (less than 1" precipitation), I was quite amazed by the intensity of greenery here. There is year round water here, which is visible in the density of Honey Mesquite and Catclaw.

Kristin Metcalfe
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Nice cactus along the way, but the "well" was a little disappointing.

Nicole Guinard
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Nice and easy trail

Jeff & Colleen Greene
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A short, easy, scenic 1.6 mile loop hike through a desert nature trail to a historic watering hole in Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Easily accessible from Highway 78, this is a quick little hike you can hit on your way in or out of the park. (Date hiked: April 12, 2009.) Read the full write-up at: http://www.greeneadventures.com/2011/04/18/yaqui-well-nature-trail-in-anza-borrego-desert-state-park/

Anna R.
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Den Fusso
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Big B
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Drew Miller
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Kevin Ford
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James C
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TJ Kodras
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Ruth R.
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Kenneth Culek
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Bill Garrett
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Erick Salcido
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Shane (@trails_trodden)
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Mikayla Feldman
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Beatrice Cubitt
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Notyalc Reyem
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Juliet Ream
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Vangie Turner
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