Illustration by Ashleigh Corrin
Moderate, recreational runners in decent shape
5.5 miles out and back
Good to Know
Not stroller friendly
Start at the trailhead on Montezuma Valley Road near the intersection with Palm Canyon Drive in Borrego Springs. Head out to Maidenhair Falls and back.
What to Instagram
The 20-foot waterfall at the end—and a selfie of your well-earned water break
Why We Love It
Despite its name, the canyon is beautiful and serene. Go after the weather has cooled. The incline on this hike isn’t too steep, making it a good option for beginners.
Where to Refuel
Get buttermilk pancakes, Benedicts, quinoa salads, and BLTs at Red Ocotillo (721 Avenida Sureste, Borrego Springs)