Hapaha Flat Road

5/5 (2 reviews)
Ocotillo, California (San Diego County)
Last Updated: 09/26/2022
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Trail Information


Hidden between Pinyon Mountain Road and Fish Creek is one of Anza Borrego's harder trails, Hapaha Flats. The name does not represent the trail at all as it winds around the hills with drops down and climbs back up washes. Along the route there are also several hard obstacle that some say are harder then Pinyon Mountain Road. No matter what you think, this trail can do damage to your vehicle if not paying attention.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (2 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/03/2021

I hadn’t done this section of trail before but I’m glad I checked it out this time. It was challenging enough that you really had to be intentional about your line though a couple steep sections, but still do-able in a stock 4X4. First time seeing Heart Attack hill too. Not sure I’ll be trying that anytime soon.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/21/2019

I ran this trail opposite of the video from fish creek. I was trying to reach heart attack hill so that I could check it out with my own eyes. I made it to the bottom of the waterfall (1:55 in video). It looked too treacherous with my stock tires on 5th gen 4runner and being solo. Definitely body damage or roll over if you slip or end up on bad line. I should have hiked to heart attack hill but I wasnt sure how far it was at the time

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