Anza-Borrego Desert: San Felipe Valley Wildlife area loop

Rating *****
length 5.5 Mile - 3 hour 40 minutes (Round trip), Easy/Moderate.
Elevation 2500 - 2990 feet
Access S2 roadside at the gate.

This loop explores the wildlife area, it follows old dirt roads, goes cross country.

This is a GPS only loop.
Wildlife is very good in making hiking trails, so the route follows them whenever possible.

At one point, exit the wash on a very faint dirt road, overgrown by chemise.
The overgrown dirt road seemingly stops at a couple of scrubs (Sugarbush), go uphill and hike around, picking up the 'road' again.

This loop visits a couple of the numerous springs.

Note:
The area is closed from June 1st to August 31st.
A CDFW Lands Pass must be carried by each visitor, cost about $ 5 a day or about $25 for a year (2018).
More info: San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area
Some areas are closed to the public: Closed areas
The closed area on the map isn't very clear. This hike should stay within the allowed area, but that might not be the case.

How to get there:

Along the S2, park roadside, don't block the gate.

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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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