Hornblende Canyon Trail is a moderate round trip hike up Hornblende Canyon in Anza Borrego Desert State Park. The hike features colorful rocks, artifacts, and an old mine. At around 2.1 miles into the hike ( 33.027369, -116.462960) there is a dry water fall at the top of which you’ll find Native America morteros, smooth depressions in the stone where they ground acorn flour. The canyon continues on, and you can hike several more miles, if you’re feeling adventurous.

Trail Type: Out-and-Back

Trail Length: 4.3 miles

Trail Condition: Marginally Maintained

Dogs Allowed? Yes

Trail Activities: Hiking

Trail Description:

This hike described here climbs up the canyon to a dry waterfall.


Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Hike Duration: 5 hours


Cactus, Cold, Heat, Mountain Lions, Snakes

More Info

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Information Number: 760-767-4205


Trailhead Coordinates: 33.013990,-116.449876

Elevation: 2400 feet