just back from Borrego
there was a good amount of water after the rains
best time of the year out there is now
Apr 16 Details
Day: Mostly Sunny. High 85F. Winds E at 3 mph. Air Quality:Good, UV Index:9
0%Night: Clear. Low 58F. Winds W at 3 mph.
Apr 17 Details
Day: Sunny. High 93F. Winds SW at 8 mph. Air Quality:NA, UV Index:9
0%Night: Clear. Low 59F. Winds W at 8 mph.
Apr 18 Mostly Sunny
Mostly Sunny. High 95F. Winds SW at 8 mph. Air Quality:NA, UV Index:9
Apr 19 Mostly Sunny
Mostly Sunny. High 94F and low 59F. Winds SE at 8 mph. Air Quality:NA, UV Index:9
Native California Fan Palm trees and Oasis, Fault Geology, Desert Bighorn SheepNear:Borrego Springs, CA
Distance:3 miles round tripElevation Gain:800 ftHike Time:2 hoursDifficulty:ModerateTrail Condition:OK, but a few difficult spotsHikeType:Out and Back
Summary: A hike along the Borrego Palm Canyon Trail will reveal many features which render it the most traveled trail within the magnificent Anza-Borrego State Desert Park. Beavertail and catclaw cactus, desert willow, brittlebush, rock formations, ocotillo, chuparosa, hummingbirds, and sometimes even bighorn sheep greet one as he or she ascends the the trail's generally upward slope and eventually crosses into a delightfully shady desert oasis complete with California fan palms and a waterfall. A printed brochure describing the flora and fauna at the numbered signposts is usually available at the trailhead. Be sure to carry plenty of water-there is little shade until one arrives at the oasis (after about 1.25 mi.). To travel to the end of the oasis requires a bit of rock scrambling, and lugsoles should be worn as there are slippery and rocky surfaces throughout the entire trail. Crowds are least evident in the fall (before Thanksgiving) and in the spring after Easter.