Goat Canyon Trail

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Goat Canyon Trail is a challenging trail in the southern portion of Anza Borrego Desert State Park. The terrain varies between soft sand, small rock gardens, a rocky canyon, and a heavily rutted dirt hill. Maps show that the hill is one-way and should only be driven downhill. 4WD is necessary, and larger vehicles will have difficulty fitting between the narrow rock walls in the small canyon portion. There are a few large rocks in the trail and a small ledge. The most challenging part of this trail is a steep hill composed of loose sand and dirt. The hill veers into a left turn with large ruts. The hill requires caution because the ground is extremely loose, and it is easy to slide off the edge while trying to descend and turn left. Airing down is highly recommended. The trail ends at Jojoba Wash, which you can take to Highway S2.

Dispersed camping is allowed throughout Anza Borrego, although no suitable campsites are directly off this trail. There are large open areas where multiple vehicles could camp once you get to Jojoba Wash, and a few smaller campsites are suitable for 1-2 vehicles off Dos Cabezas road.