MTB Project Logo

greenBlue Grapevine Canyon

Trail

14.5 mile 23.3 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 324' 99 m
Descent: -2,560' -780 m
High: 3,982' 1,214 m
Low: 1,423' 434 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

Dogs

Unknown
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Lost Justpastnowhere

A dirt road that passes through the Anza-Borrego Desert offering beautiful desert views.

Lost Justpastnowhere

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Description

This primitive road starts outside Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, west of Ranchita, off Montezuma Valley Road, among the dry, piney forests that characterize the eastern slope of the Laguna Mountains. It passes BLM land and private property before entering the park. As it descends, you'll quickly enter the high desert, finding yourself immersed among cholla, ocotillo, and barrel cacti. Once you pass the intersection with the Jasper Trail, the road continues in a valley with Grapevine Mountain to the south and Pinyon Ridge to the north. The road ends near the Tamarisk Campground at the intersection of CA78 and Yaqui Pass Road.

The road is mostly smooth, although there are some sandy areas and some rocky sections, but it is an easy, continuous descent after the short ascent at the beginning. It does follow a wash, at times passing through it, so beware of flash floods. You'll pass the Angelina Spring at around the 7.3 mile mark, nestled in a grove of cottonwood trees. A spur trail leads down the the spring itself. Just before the terminus at the campground, there is the Yaqui Well, another oasis of water that provides life to the desert.

The road does get limited 4-by-4 traffic.

Biked this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Photos, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, E-Bikes Allowed

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

Dec 29, 2018
Cooper Marcus
Nov 19, 2018
Lost Justpastnowhere

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 2 votes

#14158

Overall
  3.5 from 2 votes
5 Star
0%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
50%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#1,133

in California

#14,158

Overall
12 Views Last Month
365 Since Nov 26, 2018
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

0%
100%
0%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter