Anza-Borrego Desert: Whale squeeze loop

Rating *****
length 6.2 mile - 4 hour, 30 minutes. Moderate some boulders.
Elevation 3370 - 4680 feet
Access On Hwy 2 close to mile 21, high clearance 4x4 recommended.

The hike follows the road past "The Squeeze", follows an impressive canyon with some boulders.
Heads over a saddle and loops back partially on the "Whale peak trail".

How to get here:
On Hwy 2 after mile 21 and directly after the Anza Borrego Park sign (from the direction of Borrego Springs) head left on a dirt road. Turn right into Pinyon Mountain Valley.
The road is sandy but easy to drive for the first part.
Past a small camp site the road is filled with some small boulders, this is where you want some ground clearance.
Once in the Pinyon Mnt valley, the road gets more interesting, narrow and deep.
Park at the GPS point "park" this is at a crossroad.
2014-2016 our Subaru Forester didn't have any problems driving up the trail head. But conditions may/will change.

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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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