Font's Point

Borrego Springs, California (San Diego County)

Last Updated: 05/08/2019
4.8 / 5 ( 13 reviews )
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Highlights

Highlight: Font's Point
Font's Point is an iconic location in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park providing some of the best views of the park's striking topography. This trail is more about the destination than the ride. The short, easy drive up to Font's Point follows a wide, sandy wash to a small parking area. Walk a short distance up from the parking area and the ground suddenly disappears beneath you, revealing that you're standing on the edge of a cliff face overlooking the Borrego Badlands and thousands of acres of desert. The breathtaking vista is a "must-see" if you're in the area. Font's Point is one of the most popular attractions in Anza-Borrego and usually has a handful of visitors. Sunset is a great time to visit as the view is especially striking, and around dusk, you'll often see a few caravans of vehicles heading to the Point. Professional photographers can often be found on Font's Point seeking to capture stunning desert shots. Although it goes without saying, be very careful around the cliff edge at Font's Point, especially if you have pets or children. There are no guardrails or fences -- just a sudden drop-off down hundreds of feet.

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Technical Rating

( EASY - MODERATE )

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Waypoints

1. Font's Point Trailhead (0 mi)
The Font's Point trailhead is clearly marked off of state route S-22.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Salton City

From Highway 86 in Salton City, take S-22/Borrego Salton Seaway heading west. After about 16.9 miles, the Font's Point trailhead will be on your left.

Camping

Dispersed

Trail Reviews (13)

Questions & Answers (3)

Q: Hi, I'm trying to get the gpx loaded to my Garmin. I'm getting an import error. When I try and import a previous downloaded gpx, it works fine. can you check to see if there is a problem with the GPX? thank you
–Jason Trevino (12/26/2020)
–Josh Noesser (12/30/2020)
Q: Hi all - here is an updated link for the park map. I noticed the one above no longer works. https://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/638/files/abdsp_Park_Map201704.pdf
–Austin Rodola (10/05/2019)
–Brent Colasurdo (10/10/2019)
Q: Hello, Do you have a GPX for Hills of the moon trail? I hear it's near Fonts Point trail somewhere. I looked for "Hills of the moon" trail, and was unable to find it on this site.
–White JK (02/24/2019)
–Josh Noesser (02/27/2019)

Writer Information

Brent Colasurdo

Mapping Crew - California

Brent's passion for outdoor adventures began with backpacking and mountain climbing while growing up in Portland, Oregon. Eventually, he realized that it was easier to drive the trails than walk them, and Brent's love of off-roading was born. Brent is now an (adopted) native of California. He can be found sullying the leather upholstery of his 2013 Range Rover Sport throughout the deserts and mountains of Southern California.
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