This Crazy Cool Hike In Anza-Borrego Is Straight Out Of A Dr. Seuss Book!Active Life
So you’ve hiked Torrey Pines about 100 times, made it Potato Chip Rock in Mount Woodson, Cowles Mountain, the Devil’s Punchbowl and even dipped your toe into one of the Three Sisters Falls a few times.
Those hikes are awesome, but if you’re looking to venture out a little further, we have the perfect hike for you!
Load up the fanny pack and head on out to Borrego Palm Canyon (trail guide here) in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and you’ll find a hike that seems right out of a Dr. Seuss book!
It’s hard to believe this place exists in the middle of the desert, but it does, and it’s pretty epic!
The Anza-Borrego State Park is about two hours outside of San Diego, and you’ve probably heard a lot about it lately because the desert is currently experiencing a gorgeous super bloom!
But the super bloom isn’t the only thing eye-catching in Anza-Borrego.
In the desert oasis you’ll find on this hike, waterfalls lead into pools filled by underground springs – all surrounded and shaded by untrimmed California Fan Palms. You’ll definitely see some birds and maybe even a Bighorn sheep or two!
The nice thing about this beautiful hike is that you don’t have to be an advanced hiker or a buff weekend warrior to get through it. It’s only about 3 miles round trip so you can take your time and enjoy the scenery!
If you feel like staying at the park overnight, there is a campground which makes for some pretty sweet star gazing. If camping isn’t for you, that’s okay, enjoy a nice bath after your hike and some well deserved food and drinks at one of the surrounding hotels!
Happy hiking folks!