This guide to easy Anza-Borrego hiking trails will touch on a few relatively short and mellow hikes. It’s not comprehensive but meant to highlight some of our favorites and provide trails that will be of interest to hikers with kids or just looking for a low-key trek.
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in Southern California is 915-square miles in size and can be explored via numerous hiking trails that bring you to high mountain peaks, deep slot canyons, and desert oases.
Part of the larger Colorado Desert, Anza-Borrego is home to more than 200 species of wildflowers and numerous desert plants, including ocotillo, cactus, and yucca. Wildlife is plentiful and includes bighorn sheep, coyotes, lizards, rattlesnakes, foxes, bobcats, cougars, and many species of birds.
Short & Easy Hiking Anza-Borrego Hiking Trails
The trails below are located near Borrego Springs or on the western side of the park in Blair Valley or Fish Creek Wash.
Marshall South Home Trail is a 1.3-mile round trip hike in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park that brings you the erstwhile outpost of Marshal South, who homesteaded in this remote desert location in the 1930s.