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Expert Review of Cactus Loop Trail

Parks and Outdoors Review of Cactus Loop Trail

Away Travel Expert: Ann Marie Brown
ParksExpert Rating 3.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • The Cactus Loop Trail shows off seven species of cacti, including barrel, hedgehog, fishhook, beavertail, and cholla. Visitors often spot chuckwallas and other lizards scurrying among the spiny plants. This trail is surprisingly steep for an interpretive trail, but it takes only about 30 minutes to walk the entire route.
  • The Cactus Loop Trail is adjacent to the Yaqui Well Trail, and since both trails are short, you should walk both. Yaqui Well Trail ascends for a mile among various desert plants to a mesquite grove, then continues to the seep at Yaqui Well. A wide variety of greenery grows around this wet spot, especially false desert willow. Hummingbirds are often seen flitting about.

Trail begins on County Road S3; North of Tamarisk Grove Campground
200 Palm Canyon Drive
Borrego Springs, California 92004
Parking: 24 hrs

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: +1 760 767 5311
Neighborhood: East County
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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