Anza-Borrego North : Borrego Palm Canyon

The hiking trail that leads up Palm Canyon to the Borrego Palm Oasis is the most popular hiking route in all of Anza-Borrego State Park.  It is easily assessable from paved roadways and is just minutes from Borrego Springs, starting at the west end of the Park's Borrego Palm Campground.

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Palm Canyon Oasis


The Borrego Palm Canyon Trail has many things going for it that make it a excellent destination for a day hike.

  • It is one of the best locations in Anza-Borrego to catch a glimpse of desert bighorn sheep. 

  • It is excellent habitat for mammals and lizards.

  • The Oasis is located at a good water source.

  • The moisture in the wash makes it an excellent place to see desert plants and wildflowers in springtime.

  • It is one of very few places where you can see fish in the Anza-Borrego Desert.  There is a small pupfish pond adjacent to the starting point of the trail.

water flowing in palm canyon

Water flowing in Palm Canyon Wash


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Desert Bighorn Sheep in Palm Canyon


Borrego Palm Canyon is just minutes from the center of Borrego Springs

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