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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA: Whale Peak

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Distance: 4.1 miles


Climb to a 5,349-foot summit in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park on this 8.2-mile out-and-back.

California's largest state park is a favorite getaway for local hikers. For bird's-eye views of sprawling desert and neighboring ranges, tackle the 4.1-mile (one-way) route that gains 1,500 feet of elevation and tops out on Whale Peak’s rocky, 5,349-foot summit. On cloud-free days, views extend to the Salton Sea and across the Laguna Mountains.

Note: This route travels off-trail. Route-finding skills and map and compass skills are required.

Info: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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