Explore the most popular trails near El Centro with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

El Centro, California Map

Great view , en plena Rumorosa

Hiked this trail with my 12 year old son. The views were stunning. Trail was easily accessed and visible. We went to smugglers cave and explored the valley floor. We were grateful for the mostly downhill return. :)

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Yesterday, 10/28/2017 we hiked this VOTM trail and experienced amazing views! We included Smugglers Cave and Elliot Mine to rack up 10.01 RT mileage and 1,446 ft. elevation gains! VOTM was like being in a Star Wars movie scene! We saw numerous food placements for immigrants and the caves were definitely pre-occupied. Elliot Mine at the top was cool with donut hole above for lighting. Great overall hike!

off road driving
Sunday, November 27, 2016

Gorgeous. Short, but fun off roading experience for the entire family.

off road driving
Monday, July 04, 2016

Awesome trail to do at night. Definitely worth doing again. Not a trail to run on your own.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Not much of a hiking trail unless you drive in. See other review on the longer valley of the moon trail for details. Ps you need a 4x4 to enjoy this trail.

rock climbing
Friday, May 11, 2012

This area is good for climbing, but you will need a 4x4 to get in. The road in has some very large rocks and wholes so make sure you also have some clearance on your vehicle If you hike from the trail head off the 8 it would be just a long walk up a steep 4 wheel drive road. Once you drive in however there are quite a few nice trails in the area and many large interesting rock formations to look at or play on. Remember you are on the Mexican board in this area so be aware of where you are hiking, it is very easy to stray out of US territory here.

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Friday, July 07, 2017

trail running
Saturday, May 13, 2017

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Thursday, January 05, 2017

Saturday, February 07, 2015