Blair Valley

4.8/5 (10 reviews)
Ocotillo, California (San Diego County)
Last Updated: 08/10/2022
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Highlights

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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Trail Reviews

4.8/5 (10 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/26/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Blair Valley is great for a low-drama, scenic desert drive. Lots of campable spots spaced out from your neighbors and three great hikes to choose from: the Marshal South Home, the Morteros and the Pictographs. If your kids like climbing rocks, there's plenty to choose from. Easy drive for pretty much any vehicle, but some sandy sections and the occasional rocky or lightly rutted section favors Softroaders and above. I would love to come back here during a superbloom event.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/30/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

A great stop to drive tamed roads and do amazing hikes to Petroglyphs, old Homestead on top of a mountain, and even holes in the ground used by the natives of the area. I always enjoy camping at Blair Valley as it's peaceful as heck and the deeper sites are always well spaced so you aren't anxious on people driving across your campsite or being woken up by jackasses driving at 3am. Always a swell home feeling to this place.
Tommy
2300
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/28/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great easy trail! Some spots where clearance helps, great camp spots too. Really easy.
Status: Open
Visited: 12/26/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

A nice scenic trail that our camper can easily navigate. As mentioned before its a good location to overnight and complete the three main hiking trails on the route. There were few campers here during our overnight stay so it was very peaceful and quiet but on a small hike around the Blair Valley camping area, there was evidence a lot of trash left behind.
Trail Review: Blair Valley - Michael McChesney
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/03/2021

I can never pass up the chance to drive the trails in Blair Valley. Great views and fun winding 2-tracks.

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