Anza-Borrego Desert: Culp Valley - Wilson Trail 2
||7.9 mile (return) - 4 Hour return trip). Easy/Moderate.
||2950 - 4450 feet
||All cars. On the Montesuma, close to mile: 10.5 Just after the road becomes a 2/3 way road, in the bend. Take the dirt road left (West) signed "(old) Culp Valley". Park as soon as you find a spot to park.
This is one of the best places to find wildflowers.
This is a GPS only hike, we hike in the wash or on the ridges, wherever the sand is and the boulders are not.
There is always a way to avoid the numerous boulders.
The hike is relatively easy, if you can find the right route.
We follow small washes all the way up to the Wilson trial, hike down along the Wilson trail, up to a saddle and head back.
Ending at 2 springs close to the Paroli Homestead, you can still find the remains of the homestead.
The Paroli homestead is where the (Old) Culp Valley road used to end.
Because of the fire in 2012 the plants are exceptionally big and the scenery changed, but everything is growing back strong.
The upside of the fire; easier to hike, not many obstacles.
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