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