Blair Valley

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4.6/5 (15 reviews)
Ocotillo, California (San Diego County)
Last Updated: 03/22/2023
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In the northern section of Anza Borrego sits one of the most historical and beautiful places in all of the state park. With everything from pictographs to abandoned cabins and lush green desert flora, there is no wonder why many consider Blair Valley the best stop in all of Anza Borrego. This location is popular with the overland, 4x4, hiking, and mountain biking crowd from which many come to this area to take in the beauty, explore the history, and enjoy some of the best camping Anza Borrego State Park has to offer.

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4.6/5 (15)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/09/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great relaxing spot with plenty to see and do. Stopped here for 2 days in December. Highs in the upper 60's and lows in the 40's. Great spot with full 5G internet. Good hiking options and wide open spaces for RV's or large groups. Will stop here again!
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/03/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Overall an easy loop with beautiful views and lots of places to camp. There are a few minor ruts and mud puddles from the recent storms but nothing too hard.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/18/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran through here in my Mini Countryman JCW. It’s very hot at the moment, but the trail is in good shape. There’s a few small obstacles along the way that I had to slow down for and approach carefully, but any full-sized 4x4 could handle it with less thought. A fun and very beautiful trail.
Trail Review: Blair Valley - Anthony Draper
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/22/2023

I do love the views of this area. Just wish I could have it to myself. Big edit in progress, adding a ton of camping spots.
Trail Review: Blair Valley - Josh Noesser
Trail Review: Blair Valley - Josh Noesser
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 02/04/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

The last few miles are just rutted and ugly. Nothing hard at all, just really chewed up and crowded. Still a fun loop overall..

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