Grapevine Canyon Road

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4.6/5 (13 reviews)
Borrego Springs, California (San Diego County)
Last Updated: 08/06/2022
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Grapevine Canyon was one of the historic routes into Borrego Valley before SR-78 was completed in the 1930's. Even before it was used as a horse and wagon trail by settlers and miners, Grapevine Canyon was home to the Kumeyaay Indians and their artifacts can still be found in the area. Today, Grapevine Canyon provides a fun off-road trail either on its own or as a leg of an overland expedition through the desert Southwest. The trail also serves as a great entrance route into Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, starting from S-22 outside Anza-Borrego and descending into the heart of the park near Tamarisk Grove Campground. A smattering of historic sites dot the trail, including Yaqui Well, a historic year-round seep that has been used by native peoples and desert travelers for centuries. The area around Yaqui Well is also known for attracting numerous and diverse bird species, making it an excellent spot for bird watching.

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4.6/5 (13)
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Visited: 02/18/2024
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Super easy, the only real obstacles were a couple of water ruts and some soft sand. Most of the road I was in 2x4. Beautiful views.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/19/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Easy, trail completed in stock ford explorer AWD. Recent storm had little affect on trail conditions - 11/18/23
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/01/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

fun trail that leads out after jasper, easy. aired down to ~23 psi.
Trail Review: Grapevine Canyon Road - Tommy/Eric
Trail Review: Grapevine Canyon Road - Tommy/Eric
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/04/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

This was a really fun trail and just seeing something different. Sand interspersed with hard rock base in between. All the side trails are doable.
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 05/14/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

This trail has been fixed and should probably be downgraded to a 2.

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