Pinyon Mountain Road

5/5 (19 reviews)
When you hear or read about obstacles named "Heart Attack Hill" and "The Squeeze," you must make excellent adventure decisions before you decide to take them on. Pinyon Mountain is a Jeep Badge of Honor trail in the renowned Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and arguably its most challenging. The Squ... Read More
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Highlights of Pinyon Mountain Road

Altitude Category Icon Altitude
Camping Category Icon Camping
Desert Category Icon Desert
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Rock Category Icon Rock
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Highest Elevation
4075 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
East
Nearest Town
Borrego Springs
Nearest Services
Borrego Springs
Management Agency
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
District
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Overview

When you hear or read about obstacles named "Heart Attack Hill" and "The Squeeze," you must make excellent adventure decisions before you decide to take them on. Pinyon Mountain is a Jeep Badge of Honor trail in the renowned Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and arguably its most challenging. The Squeeze tests every bit of your precision as you listen to fenders scrape on its narrow passage, while Heart Attack Hill will surely give you that proverbial "heart attack" when you first see it.  This isn't a solo-type excursion trail. You will need every bit of your wheeling mates' eyes and collective experience as you conquer what people call "The Secret of the Desert." 

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6 Trail Concerns
19 Community Reviews
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