Hapaha Flat Road

Ocotillo, California (San Diego County)

Last Updated: 05/04/2017
5 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
Nearby Trails
Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 0.9 miles
Highest Elevation: 1350 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: East
Nearest Town: Ocotillo
Nearest Town w/ Services: Borrego Springs
Official Road Name: Hapaha Flat Road
Management Agency: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
District: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
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Highlight: Hapaha Flat Road
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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1. Hapaha Flat Road (0 mi)
The trail starts right at the end of Heart Attack Hill which is the end of Pinyon Mountain Road. Heart Attack Hill is a one-way downhill only.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 33.048887, -116.299711

Starting Point: Borrego Springs, CA

The trail begins at the end of Pinyon Mountain Road and connects with Fish Creek in Anza Borrego State Park, California.



Trail Reviews (2)

Status: Open
Offroaded on:
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
Offroaded on:
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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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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