Vallecito Wash Trail

Julian, California (Imperial County)

Last Updated: 12/30/2018
4.9 / 5 ( 7 reviews )
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Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 7.9 miles
Highest Elevation: 1500 feet
Duration: About 45 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: East
Nearest Town: Julian
Nearest Town w/ Services: Julian
Official Road Name: Vallecito Wash Trail
Management Agency: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
District: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
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Highlights

Highlight: Vallecito Wash Trail
Situated in Anza Borrego , Vallecito Wash Trail is your typical wash with soft sand and the ability to carry a high speed. Along Vallecito Wash you will find several natural springs and it connects to many other washes in the area.

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Route Information

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( EASY - MODERATE )

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Waypoints

1. Vallecito Wash Trailhead (0 mi)
The trail head turns off The Great Southern Overland Stage Route Road at this location. There is plenty of space to air down and disconnect your sway bars if you choose. If you are in a larger group, you can travel not far down this dirt road and have plenty of space on the wash.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 32.915370, -116.240581

Starting Point: Aqua Caliente, CA

From Agua Caliente, travel east on The Great Southern Overland Stage Route Road roughly 2.8 miles. A dirt pull out will be on the north side of the road with a sign for the wash. Agua Caliente - 39555 Great Southern Overland Stage Route of 1849, Julian, CA 92036

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Trail Reviews (8)

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Great wash. We used it as a connector route to get to Arroyo Tapiado on our way to the mud caves. Beautiful scenic drive.

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Mostly hard pack with spots of sand here and there, but nothing deep. The trail was easy goings. If going to the mud caves or Diablo drop, make sure to not miss your turns as many of the tracks in the wash continued on passed them.

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Trail is open and in good condition with no significant washouts or obstacles to speak of.

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Great little trail

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Fun and quick trail used to get to the mud caves and Diablo Drop Off. It's currently in pretty good condition with no real obstacles to speak of so 2wd shouldn't be an issue.

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Pretty hard packed sand used this trail to go from one to another my buddy came with me in a 2 wheel drive and had no problems

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Full video of the wash heading South stopping at Seco Del Diablo.

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A picture of the old street sign that used to be along the route. Hollywood and Vine

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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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