Loop Wash

4.5/5 (3 reviews)
Ocotillo, California (San Diego County)
Last Updated: 09/26/2022
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Trail Information


A short alternate route on Fish Creek, Loop Wash is popular when traveling in the Anza-Borrego Area due to its smoother sand than the primary path of Fish Creek. The entire area that makes up this system of trails was once a shallow sea some 5 million years ago. If you take some time and look closely you will find Coquina shell beds in the mud ledges that make up the walls of Loop Wash. This side trail rejoins the main Fish Creek Trail, so take an opportunity to explore the surrounding areas that make up this awesome trail system.

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Trail Reviews

4.5/5 (3 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 12/06/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

If you're looking for dispersed camping along Fish Creek Wash, take this loop, there seemed to be a lot better options along here. Slightly more challenging than Fish Creek itself as there are more (small) drop offs and larger rocks to pay attention to. Still very easy though for a lifted vehicle.
Status: Open
Visited: 10/09/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Took the loop to avoid the masses on the main fish creek wash. Only saw one other person on it. Win. It's a bit rockier than fish creek wash in spots, but any stock 4x4 should be fine with correct tire placement.
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/04/2019

Ran through the trail a few times during TDS... Nice and smooth which made for a quick trip.
Trail Review: Loop Wash - Josh Noesser

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