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Distance

6.46 mi

Elevation gain

3,363 ft

Technical difficulty

Difficult

Elevation loss

3,179 ft

Max elevation

3,309 ft

Trailrank

73

Min elevation

1,957 ft

Trail type

Loop

Time

5 hours 39 minutes

Coordinates

805

Uploaded

February 27, 2010

Recorded

February 2010
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3,309 ft
1,957 ft
6.46 mi

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near Mortero Palms, California (United States)


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Hiking to the Trestle a boulder climbing hike.

Starting at the Montero Palms Canyon parking. (For directions see the separate driving directions with gps route.)

As you hike up you can see the gigantic boulders.
The best way up is keeping to the right on a steeper boulder free slope.

Once at the palms you need to go up over the boulders on the right, way above the canyon is the easiest way to make this hike.

Once past the palms the trail gets easier and is almost easy on a sometimes marked trail.

At point photo 10 down we start preparing for the decent into Goat Canyon.
The first part of the hike was challenging, this part is even more...

The canyon narrows. At point Photo 11 falls, it's getting interesting as some dry waterfalls pop up.

At point Ended there is a sheer drop, that way more than enough to stop us.
A nice place to see part of the Trestle and head back.

Hiking time 3 hours in 2 hours 40 minutes return.

Don't be fooled by the shortness of this hike.
Take your hiking sticks along.

In 2012 we found an
alternative route
, a heck of lot easier.

My wifes comment: A hike for lunatics. But she made it all the way.

I would rate this hike a notch above difficult.

With special thanks to http://www.anzaborrego.net/Travel/AnzaBorrego/post/Goat-Canyon-Trestle-Revisited.aspx

For pointing out this hike.
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Photo 7 2

Photo 7 2
Waypoint

250F 2CR

Jacumba 3446
Waypoint

219B 24R

Dos Hombres Trestle
Waypoint

H7VG Bcr

Carrizo Gorge - Goat Canyon Trestle
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Photo 4 flower

Photo 4 1 Flower
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Photo 15

Photo 15 return
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Ended

Ended
Waypoint

Fall

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Photo 13 K

Photo 13 KH
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Photo 12

Photo 12
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Photo 11 f

Photo 11 Fall
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Photo 10 d

Photo 10 Down
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Photo 9 2

Photo 9 2 + T
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Wash1

Wash1
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Wash2

Wash2
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Photo 8 ch

Photo 8 1 ch
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Photo 5 2

Photo 5 2
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photo 3 c pa

Photo 3 2 C PA
Waypoint

Palms

Parking

Parking

Parking Mortero Palms Canyon
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p1 boulder

Photo 1 1 Boulder
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Photo 6 2

Photo 6 2
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p2 palm

Photo 2 1 Palm + Photo return

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