Diablos Tail (Arroyo Seco Del Diablo) - Anza Borrego

Ocotillo, California (San Diego County)

Last Updated: 05/04/2017
4.2 / 5 ( 5 reviews )
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Highlight: Diablos Tail (Arroyo Seco Del Diablo) - Anza Borrego
Diablos Tail is a unique feature to Arroyo Seco Del Diablo and Anza Borrego State Park. This short 4x4 / rock crawling trail is in the middle of the overland capital of the world and is a must-stop when in the right vehicle. With the trail only 6-8 feet wide for nearly one half of a mile and sheer cliffs of over 70 feet in spots, it is no wonder why the unique features seem to interest so many people when passing through the area.


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1. Trailhead at Arroyo Seco Del Diablo (0 mi)
The trail splits off Arroyo Seco Del Diablo and quickly gets into a tight canyon. The trail is the only trail on the west side of the canyonlands part of the trail and can easily be missed if not paying attention. ***IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED TO ENTER THIS TRAIL IN A LONG WHEELBASE VEHICLE, INCLUDING 4 DOOR JEEPS***

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Starting Point: Ocotillo, California

The Diablos Trail is roughly 2.8 miles up Arroyo Seco Del Diablo on the left side. The entrance is the only trail that splits off to the west while in the canyons.



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Josh Noesser

Mapping Crew - California

Joshua Noesser grew up in Southern California but has lived in different parts of the country during his young adult life. Josh was first turned to four wheeling when he road with one of his friends dad up Surprise Canyon in the Panamint Valley at age14. After nearly 3 different roll overs later and a half dozen intense waterfalls, Josh was hooked. At 16 he purchased his first Jeep a CJ 7 and by 17 was putting his first locker in it. Currently, Josh is the owner and CEO of Nybble, an IT Solutions Company based in Orange County, California. Nybble isn't your normal IT company where everyone stays in and plays video games. Nybble's average company trip is out on the trails since a good amount of his staff enjoy wheeling too. As Josh likes to say, he offers the only IT Company with the ability to provide services in extreme locations. "If you want a server at the top of The Hammers, we will take care of that for you." Today you can find Josh out on the trail behind the wheel in one of his three different off-road vehicles. See the vehicles below for more information. If you ever run into Josh, please say high, he is a very friendly person and is always happy to have a new person join the group.
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