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McCain Valley Road

A soaring desert trail with some amazing overlooks.

Total Miles

16

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Elevation
4,502'
Duration
4 Hours
Technical Rating
2 / 10
Best Time
Spring/ Summer/ Fall/ Winter

As we continue to improve our trail coverage, we'd love to hear what you think and which areas to add next.

Trail Overview
McCain Valley Road
The stunning Carrizo Canyon is visible from two different overlooks on this scenic trail. Bring lunch and have a picnic at the designated area on Corrizo Overlook. Camping is available, and there are some hiking trails in the area, so take your time and explore it all. There are some areas where only street-legal vehicles are allowed. Watch for postings.
Getting There
Get off Interstate 8 at Highway 94, exit 65. Drive south 0.5 miles and turn left on Old Highway 80. Go east 1.8 miles and turn left on McCain Valley Road. Go north 2.4 miles to fork where pavement ends.
Contact for Current Conditions
BLM, El Centro Field Office
(760) 337-4400