El Camino Del Sol to Dateland Hidden Canyon

Total Miles


129.87 ft


0.5 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

This is a fun trail if you want to bop around in the middle of the desert but avoid getting lost and eventually find a neat little canyon. The trail connects from the frontage road that runs along the 8 freeway just west of Dateland. The trail begins as a wide gravel and dirt trail heading towards some private property; it runs along some telephone lines and then turns into a wide open desert. The area has cell service, but we recommend downloading offline maps. Other tracks in the desert intersect with this trail and getting turned around and confused out there can be easy. Eventually, the trail links back up with a main gravel trail and ends at the turn for the Dateland Hidden Canyons Trail. Take this up to the little canyon or continue it back out to the tarmac.


Any AWD SUV can make this trail. The trail surface is sand and dirt.

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