Anza-Borrego Desert: Travertine Palms

Rating *****
Length 6 mile (round trip) - 2 Hour, 50 minutes (round trip). Easy/Moderate.
Elevation -50 - 500 feet
Access Most cars, See below.

Head South/West and keep left in the canyon. There isn't a marked trail.
Not a real main wash out here, just a bunch of small washes that are rather rocky.
You have to find the best route to hike, sometimes in the wash, but mostly just out of the wash.

It's not as bad as it looks, you should be able to avoid most of the rocks.

The palms are in a south branch, within a small cove, just beneath a small saddle.

There is normally no running water at the small oasis.
A faint trail runs over the saddle.

Enjoy the palms and hike back the same way you came.

How to get here. Exit Highway 86 (86 Ave) just beyond the Travertine Rock.
The dirt road is OK for most cars, stop after about 0.9 mile, after reaching the main wash. Don't go any further as there is a gate.

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Hiking the Borrego Springs Area (Anza-Borrego Desert State Park) California, Hike with gps, gpx and kml (Google Earth).

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