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
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
Trailhead Coordinates: 33.013990,-116.449876
Elevation: 2400 feet