Los Naranjos

Total Miles
32.5

Elevation

798.02 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

Los Naranjos is a trail that crosses from east to west Baja California Sur. It can be accessed via Route 19 on the Westside or via Route 1 on the East. I recommend a high clearance vehicle. On a 4wd, this trail can take up to 2.45 min to 3 hrs. With an approximate length of 33 miles or 54 km, it's a challenging trail to explore with a great diversity of terrain, crossing the mountains at an altitude of 2,500 ft, with a beautiful view of the entire valley and its beautiful landscapes and ranches. Where the Naranjos river crosses the trail, it's pretty dry during the dry season, but it can get very challenging to cross it when it's raining. It is designed to be passable by a pickup truck, 4WD only in bad weather (September /October). The cross can get 1 meter deep, and the road can also get very, very difficult too, especially high on the sierras where the trail becomes very narrow. There is a lot of mud and rocks falling from the sidewalls of the Sierra, so go very slowly over the areas that are uphill. There are lots of turns as well and a few washes.If one were to travel from west to east, a serious 4WD vehicle would be needed to go uphill through the rough spots. Overall, the east half of the trip in the dry season is very easy for anybody and had the prettiest scenery. The west side is definitely more challenging, and 4wd would be better. If you are in this area on Baja California Sur and love to off-road, then this is a must trail. Again, if you are around in raining season, I will advise you to ask locals for info about the shape of the road and river cross. Careful also with loose cows around the ranchos.

Photos of Los Naranjos

Los Naranjos
Los Naranjos
Los Naranjos

Difficulty

Check with local people before trying this trail on raining season ( September - October ), specially after a heavy rain.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Pablo Zapata Aramburuzabala
Nov 11, 2023
4x4
Obstructed
Washout
Robert Micic
May 27, 2023
2023 Nissan Frontier
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Marc Sammarcelli
Apr 29, 2023
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated

Access Description

From West, south of El Pescadero/ Todos Santos Highway 19.From East, north of the Los Cabos Airport/ San Jose del Cabo Highway 1.

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