Palm Wash - Truckhaven

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4/5 (5 reviews)
Salton City, California ( County)
Last Updated: 10/21/2022
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Palm Wash is a desert super highway. The wash allows you to travel at high rates of speed rather safely and provides plenty of scenery during your trip.

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Rated 4/5
Visited: 12/10/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Certainly what could be considered the main drag north of S-22, this wash has lots of sand, some fun bumps, plenty of opportunities to climb stuff on the side... and a multitude of great spots to set up camp and be away from the SXS crowds south of the highway.
Rated 2/5
Visited: 02/06/2021

Wide open wash, full of sand and washboards. Point A to B route. Lots of obstacles and places to play off to the sides.
Trail Review: Palm Wash - Truckhaven - Paul Crawford
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/30/2021

Great little route through the wash. We are originally from St. George Utah where the term “deep sand” Means very deep blow sand. During her time in Anza Borrego we have been amused by the descriptions of deep sand. This route is the one exception so far. Deep sand is an appropriate description for this route.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/28/2020

Wide open washes and an easy drive. Did see a couple of folks stuck in the sand in 2WD so I would advise not going alone in a 2WD. Many of the areas washes can have deep soft sand so just be aware. Area is stunning though and with 4 high engaged it's really easy going. Definitely nice for a leisurely cruise in the dirt
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Visited: 07/03/2020

Nice trail. Lots to see along the way. Easy ride you can use 2WD most of the time.

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