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Borrego Palm Canyon Nature Trail

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The wonders of nature

We hiked the Palm Canyon Trail many times, it is never the same. If you take your time and look... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
roadrunner199
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San Diego, California
Oasis at the end of the trail!!

We hiked in April. Perfect weather and temperatrue. Just like this picture, we had picture perfect... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
hiro_shiratori
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Los Angeles, California
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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We hiked the Palm Canyon Trail many times, it is never the same. If you take your time and look around, it is an amazing place to visit. The trail is easy to walk in the beginning, as you get closer to the oasis, you...More

Thank roadrunner199
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We hiked in April. Perfect weather and temperatrue. Just like this picture, we had picture perfect blue sky, truly blue sky in the background. All the pictures that we took came out impressively great! Contrast between mountain and blue sky is simply beautiful!

Thank hiro_shiratori
Reviewed 19 May 2018

We went in the late afternoon and had it almost to ourselves so it was very nice. The oasis is beautiful!

Thank Sylvia G
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This walk is really lovely, about 3 miles round-trip. You'll need good hiking shoes to climb over some rocky areas and cross (via stepping stones) a couple of streams. The palm grove at the end is really special. It can get very hot, like all...More

Thank freshairfan
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Great exercise. Once you get a little elevation, you can grasp how big and open this country is. Do it early in the morning before it gets hot. Take lots of water.

Thank David A
Reviewed 4 April 2018

The hike can get rough, scrambling over rocks, sandy areas and heat if you start late. But even with the other hikers it’s worth it. We were very lucky to see a herd of bighorns watering in the stream. The palm oasis at the end...More

Thank ojichan
Reviewed 31 March 2018

It was hot even in February and you are out in the open for 75% of the hike. It was a very interesting trail ending in an oasis of palms. We saw a couple of big horn sheep off at a distance. Make sure you...More

1  Thank Hikonyan_Tom
Reviewed 22 March 2018

It is a rough trail but well worth the walk to experience this palm "oasis" appearing out of nowhere.

Thank Rich S
Reviewed 14 March 2018

My husband are I drove out here out at 5:00 pm after having hiked Ladder Canyon trail. This was our last night in San Diego so we were adamant on vising Borrego Palm Canyon after having read all of the Trip Advisor reviews. We decided...More

Thank Sylvia C
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

I’m handicap and unable to navigate the trail very far but the rest of the family completed it. Disappointed not to see any sheep or wildlife - wear comfortable shoes - seems to be a popular area ! Worth a trip !

Thank Bob S
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