Looking for a great trail near Borrego Springs, California? AllTrails has 44 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Cuyamaca Rancho State Park or Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 18 moderate trails in Borrego Springs ranging from 0.9 to 14.5 miles and from 200 to 5,252 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
no shade
over grown
3 days ago

hiking
bugs
rocky
scramble
7 days ago

very poorly marked once you hit the palm grove, cant even give you a heads up on left or right. LOTS of bees.. if theres even a trickle of water (like today) bees, bees and more bees. Think "My Girl" bee scene. pretty scenery and not intolerably hot if you start around 6am. Lush and green where the falls would be and ankle deep water to cool your feet before braving the jungle back down.

hiking
14 days ago

Moderately steep, loose rocks, extra water. Definitely worth the view!!!

hiking
22 days ago

Beautiful desert hike; The Bighorn sheep/Borrego came down to the trail to visit with our group & get a drink; Was a momma, dad & one little sheep in training; Curvy path follows the creek/stream up to the large boulders & waterfall. There is a very cool climb up through the rocks (sort of a vertical tunnel) from the bottom of the waterfall that my kids & I really liked. A little further up there is the palm 'grove' that gives the trail its name. That portion (& the whole trail, really) is flanked by steep, rocky canyon walls & is quite awesome. The palm grove area is pretty impressive & gives hikers some welcome shade before their return hike. BTW, at night (we camped there too), we used blacklights to look for Scorpions & saw 60-70 of em... they are everywhere & their camoflage is so good you can't even notice them without the black light. Very neat to see (mostly little ones, but a few big-daddies). Really enjoyed the experience & would recommended it.

Fun trail, I was there on my little dual sport bike, no problem lots of fun.

We did this about a month ago. It was super windy but that didn’t affect the hike too much. Actually seemed to cool it down quite a bit. It’s beautiful on the way in and out as you get two completely different perspectives going in towards the canyon then out with a view of the expansive landscape. Almost gave the feeling of a loop hike since it didn’t necessarily feel like you were on the same path going out. We were pretty surprised to find frogs, ferns, and other interesting creatures and plants in the desert - but the oasis allows for those kinds of surprises! The hike is super easy in the beginning, but then you get your gains all at once with quite a few scrambles and [light] rock climbs. It’s all worth it for the fern wall and waterfall at the end! Would definitely do this one again.

My bad for doing this in 98 degree weather but I was willing to tough it out for a waterfall.... which dried up due to heat I guess. So no cooling off for me. I can see how this trail Would be really appealing in the cooler weather after a rain. But really a horrible trail this time of year.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

off road driving
rocky
1 month ago

almost any car can make it just be carefull when driving. took a stock jeep no problem. the sign for the wind caves is kind of small. it feels alot shorter then a mile hike and the caves are fun to explore you can go into some of them and take fun pictures.

hiking
no shade
off trail
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

This trail should be CLOSED. $10 for full day parking. The first 2 miles, the trail is somewhat clear to see. The last couple miles towards the peak there was no trail at all. My buddies and I were trying to following the trail map all the way up the peak but there was no trail to find. If you do this hike you have to climb over so many obstacles because there is no trail in the last couple miles. We were lost so many times and it really it got frustrating. This hike does not go through the palm canyon. Not only that, the heat bites you in the end because there is no shade at all. In all, this hike needs maintenance. The hike has a lot of loose rocks. Don’t do this hike, it’s extremely dangerous because of the rattlesnakes and plethora of cacti.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this hike. Our first desert/mountain area hike and it was a great one to start with. Not to hard for adult beginners, but still challenging enough to be fun. Beautiful scenery and the palm oasis is a cool destination.

hiking
bugs
no shade
over grown
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Dainty little waterfall. First half of the walk is flat & easy. Somewhere past the halfway point is when the scrambles started. The trail is overgrown (if you're allergic to bees, bring benadryl as a precaution cuz they're EVERYWHERE) & not clearly marked. There's numerous areas where small paths branch off in random directions, some of which meet back up with the others, & some that lead nowhere. With summer heat approaching, make sure you hit this trail as early as possible, & unless you've got a water filter to refill at the falls, bring at least 2 liters. Better to have & not need than to need & not have. Another perk of going early is less people. The later in the day you go, the more crowded it gets.

Pretty easy hike. The weather was very moderate. A bit on the cooler/windy side. The trail seems a little slow but once you get to the palm tree oasis makes it all worth it! You’ll know when you get there! There were many families as well so something doable for most!

off road driving
no shade
1 month ago

no shade
rocky
washed out
1 month ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

Great hike, it’s actually not hard at all if you’re able to drive up to where the ascent starts ( area where you are scrambling) weather is nice but the it get really chilly at the peak since all the winds pick up

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