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Pumpkin Patch

This trail features fun, open terrain and some unique sights.

Total Miles

4

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Elevation
305'
Duration
1 Hour
Technical Rating
4 / 10
Best Time
Fall/ Winter/ Spring

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

Trail Overview
Pumpkin Patch
Navigating this trail can be confusing, as it is often blown over by sand. There are a few landmarks and sign posts to help. ATVs and UTVs will have a lot of fun on this trail. At the end of the trail, you'll get to see some really interesting geologic rock formations.
History
The round rocks at the Pumpkin Patch are called “concretions.” They were formed deep under the sand by water carrying cementing precipitates that began building around an organic nucleus such as a leaf, piece of shell or a fossil. Wind eroded away the sand, bringing the rocks to the surface, where further wind erosion rounded them to their present shape. Do not remove any of the rocks. Take only pictures.
Getting There
Follow directions for previous Trail #76. After 5.7 miles, turn left and head north in East Bank Wash. If you reach the information boards at Shell Reef, you've gone past the turn by 0.4 miles.
Contact for Current Conditions
Discovery Center
(760) 767-5391