Anza-Borrego Desert: Hornblende Canyon - Cool Canyon

Rating *****
Length 5.7 mile (one way) - 3 hour, 40 minutes (one way). Moderate.
Elevation 2360 - 3930 feet
Access All cars, shuttle, see below

This is a car or bike shuttle hike up Hornblende Canyon and down Cool Canyon.
Hiking up Hornblende Canyon with it's many small dry falls and one bigger one.
Leaving Hornblende Canyon over a saddle, going down more steeply in rocky/sandy terrain.
Continue over a ridge, descend into a fork of Cool Canyon, a canyon with a couple of scenic granitic dry falls.

How to get here:

Cool Canyon: S2, take the unmarked park road (West) close to mile 21.5, this is generally a good dirt road.
Hornblende Canyon: S2, close to mile 26.1, park roadside on an asphalt parking spot. A bike shuttle is an excellent option, a bit of a climb over the grade, but otherwise rather easy. Watch out for the traffic.

Disclaimer: Read this first before you start your hike. Contact: info/at/borregohiking/./com (leave out the /)
Hiking the Borrego Springs Area (Anza-Borrego Desert State Park) California, Hike with gps, gpx and kml (Google Earth).

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