Anza-Borrego Desert: Smuggler Canyon Loop
||5.5 mile (Loop) - 4 hour, 15 minutes, Moderate (boulders).
||3110 - 4100 feet
This hikes explores the very rough area, north of the Smuggler canyon/wash.
At the pictographs parking follow the trail east.
Once over the saddle, look east, the rocky fork of Smuggler wash is the destination.
Leave the trail and head north/east and down the Smuggler wash, next head north up a rocky fork of Smuggler wash.
Parts of the drainage are filled with boulders and rocks, not a problem for experienced hikers.
At the saddle head south following the terrain.
Only suitable for hikers experienced in rough rocky terrain, with a lot of boulders.
How to get here:
On the S2 mile 22-23. Butterfield Stage Route, Blair Valley.
Take this well maintained dirt road up to the pictographs.
Except after the rain, this road is generally suitable for most cars.
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