Valley of the Moon via US Border Wall

Total Miles
6.0

Elevation

1,292.43 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

8

Difficult

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This out and back trail begins with an awe inspiring view of the US border. There are places to stop and take a quick pic before continuing on the trail. Majority of this trail is rocky terrain and it can be narrow for the first 4.5 miles. The first obstacle you come upon is known as "Axle Breaker" and is a moderately steep rock crawl, high clearance is required. Front and/or rear lockers highly recommended but not required, with proper tire placement and a spotter it can be conquered. After this obstacle, the remainder of the trail is moderate with beautiful views of the Jacumba Wilderness. The end of this trail offers an amazing spot to picnic and take in the scenery of the Valley of the Moon. There are several caves and rock formations to explore AT YOUR OWN RISK. There is also an optional obstacle course adjacent to the Valley of the Moon that has something for all skill levels. Bring plenty of water, snacks, recovery gear, and a radio. This is a remote area so being prepared is vital.

Photos of Valley of the Moon via US Border Wall

Valley of the Moon via US Border Wall
Valley of the Moon via US Border Wall

Difficulty

I would rate this trail as an 7-8 based mainly on the 'Axle Breaker' obstacle. The rest of the trail I would rate as a 6-7. Larger full size rigs should be aware of tire placement in the beginning of trail as it can be narrow in spots.

Technical Rating

8

Status Reports

Matthew Saacks
May 19, 2024
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
You need a spotter or a built rig, one of the two, my 4runner is mostly stock save the mind suspension and level height, I am a capable driver, been doing this for years, so was my buddy, this trail was pretty gnarly unless you have excellent clearence no matter which way you do it, it takes driver skill, confidence and caution if you’re not on let’s say 35s or so. Definitely doable though if you’re a good driver and have a good spotter, trust your gear, trust your spotter
Garrett Moore
Mar 09, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
A lot of off camber trails definitely going to find out how much flex your rig has along with clearance on departure angles. Overall a very fun trail has some rock obstacles but nothing crazy and is doable without lockers but easier with them.
Aj Brown
Nov 19, 2023
2022 Ford Bronco
Open
Normal
Deyner Seals
Nov 12, 2023
4x4
Open

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