Anza-Borrego Desert: Sentenac Plum Canyon Loop

Rating *****
Length 4 mile (return) - 2 Hour, 30 minutes (return trip). Easy/Moderate.
Elevation 2160 - 3060 feet
Access Some ground clearance.

This is probably the easiest summit we hiked in the park.

Keep right in the first fork, hike it close to the end. Head North/West towards over a ridge towards the summit.
Expect some small dry falls and small boulders, in the small wash up to the summit.
It will take you about 50 minutes to reach the summit.

On the way back, take the next wash down, a bit more rugged, steeper dry falls and more boulders.

At the California trail again, turn right and follow the California. As the California trail heads right out of the canyon, keep in the canyon.
As the Canyon splits into two small forks, go up the ridge in the middle and keep going East.
Over the saddle go down in the small canyon and eventually you will end up in a fork of the Plum Canyon.
Some nice steeper dry falls along the way, back towards the car.
You can follow the canyon/road all the way up to the fork and head left following the road, but we decided to go cross country back towards the car.

How to get here:

Off Hwy 78 close to mile 74, signed Plum Canyon. A good dirt road for all cars most of the time Keep right at any fork and part at the end of the road.
The road follows the California trail.

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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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