SD - Hike - Anza Borrego

  • Tue, February 28, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Anza Borrego State Park

Anza Borrego: The Slot Hike


When: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Anza Borrego State Park ($10.00 day pass or Annual State Park Pass required)

Join us for a weekday San Diego ramble. Today’s hike will be a loop hike called the “The Slot”. This is a very popular slot canyon in Anza Borrego Desert State Park. There is some rock scrambling, which makes this a moderate hike. Trekking poles are helpful; especially the climb up the road called “The Drop-off”. There were some dessert wildflowers blooming in early February, so more wildflowers should be in bloom in late February. This is an open invite to members or non-members and requires an RSVP (limited to 15 hikers). Please be sure to mask-up when appropriate and social distance on the trail, which is very easy.

Details: We will begin at The Slot Trailhead parking lot in Anza Borrego State Park. 

Host: Leo Burkhart (760.500.5879)

Trail: The Slot Loop

Length: ~2.5 miles Note: you can easily add Cactus Loop Trail (~ 1 mile) as an additional hike leaving the park. Or take time to visit the Anza Borrego Visitor Center.

Difficulty: Moderate

Elevation Gain:~ 302 feet

Lunch: Pack a lunch or bring snacks for lunch

RSVP required. If we have a large group, please make sure you are masked and social distance.

Meeting Location: Google Maps – Note: Cell service is spotty and limited in this area; so make sure you get directions to the parking lot before leaving populated areas.

Meeting Date & Time: Tuesday February 28 @ 10 am - We will plan to start hiking at 10am

Parking: There is a nice sized parking lot at the trailhead.

Cost: $10.00 day pass or Annual State Park Pass (obtain on your own). Machines for passes are in The Slot Parking lot.

Time Commitment: Approximately 2.5-3 hours

Dogs: No Dogs Allowed

Trail Details: See AllTrails

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