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Mortero Wash

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Location El Centro, CA
Rating Moderate,
Length 17.7mi
Time 4hrs

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Overview

Features long hike to historic “Goat Canyon Trestle.”

Remote desert route visits remains of historic railroad station and water tower. Road accesses hiking trail to Indian Hill Archeological Site featuring burnt caves and pictographs. Allow additional time for hike to Carrizo Gorge to see Goat Canyon Trestle. Lots of dispersed camping except where restricted. Street-legal vehicles only in state park. Watch for illegal immigrants along tracks.

Rating

Moderate
Trail Ratings Defined

Mostly easy with a few moderate challenges. Air down for soft sand when necessary. One steep bumpy hill to climb. Rocky spot has bypass. Suitable for stock 4-wheel-drive SUVs. Flash floods possible in washes.

Stats

Length

17.7mi

Time

4hrs

High Point

1,928ft

Best Time To Go

Jan-Dec

Avoid summer

Current Conditions

(760) 767-5311.Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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